Every generation of Christians is called to work both for the defense and confirmation of the gospel. This work becomes increasingly important when threats to the gospel multiply and infiltrate sectors of the evangelical world undetected. Today such threats are imbedded in many well-meant efforts to speak Christianly about a variety of key issues including authority, revelation, justice, race, sexuality, politics, and equality. Failure to be rigorously biblical and theological in addressing these matters results in either assuming the gospel, undermining it, or neglecting it altogether. When such thinking finds its way into Christ’s churches, they will not stand as the pillar and buttress of the truth. Now is the time to take up the sword of the Spirit to contend for the only message of salvation that God has given to our lost, confused, and dying world.