A Major Televangelist Debunks Himself

Founder of The Awakening Hour
Dr. William R. Crews is a native of Starke, Florida. In his early life he was a professional pool hustler who later became an alcoholic. After being saved out of a life of deep sin, the Lord called him to preach the Gospel and to teach the Word of God. He has pastored churches in Texas, Arkansas, Georgia, South Dakota, and South Carolina. He has taught on both the Bible College and Seminary level. He has served as Seminary President and interim Seminary President.

Dr. Crews shares the vision of a famous preacher of the 18th century who said, “The world is my parish”. In pursuit of the spirit and goal of this vision, he is constantly, aggressively, and prayerfully going forward attempting to obey the commission the Lord has given him to take the Gospel message to every part of the globe. The Bible tells us “Where there is no vision, the people perish.” (Proverbs 29:18)

For thirty-two years he was the speaker on a national radio program “Bible Study Time”. He has published more than 60 Bible study booklets on religious subjects – materials that he presented on his national media outlets. He has been listed in “Outstanding Young Men of America” (1970 edition), “Outstanding Personalities of the South” (1973 edition), and “Who’s Who in Religion” (1985 edition). He has an extensive religious library of approximately 18,000 volumes, many of which are books by old Puritan writers. He has collected all the books available by Charles Haddon Spurgeon who perhaps has had the greatest impact and influence on Dr. Crews’ life and ministry. He is a pilot holding the private pilot’s rating, the twin engine rating, and the instrument rating. He and his wife currently reside in Spartanburg, SC.

Up Date on Dr. Crews from Last Night’s News

William Crews Arrested, Jailed on Criminal Domestic Violence Charges
Published: August 7, 2008
William Crews, 73, was arrested for criminal domestic violence on July 29, according to reports from the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office. He was released on July 30.
Spartanburg County Dispatchers received a 911 call from Freda Crews at 7:16 p.m. on the date.
Freda told a deputy who responded to the scene that William came to the house drunk while she was sleeping. Freda said she and William began to argue and she came to fear for her safety.
She became so frightened, she told officers, that she locked herself in a bathroom with a gun. She then called her daughter and told her to call 911.
Freda told the deputy that it wasn’t the first time William had been violent with her, but it was the first time she’d called. Sheriff’s Office reports stated there were no visible marks either Freda or William.
William admitted to officers that he’d been drinking and also admitted there was a gun in the dash of his car.

Here is an up date to the above post:
Embattled Evangelist Charged With DUI

Published: August 12, 2008
The Highway Patrol says evangelist Dr. William Crews put lives in danger on the interstate, two days before his arrest on domestic violence charges.
Crews is the pastor of Unity Baptist Church in Moore, but is better known as the host of the internationally broadcast religious program “The Awakening Hour”.
On Tuesday, News Channel 7 learned Crews faces charges of driving under the influence and violating state liquor laws. A spokesperson for Highway Patrol Troop 6 says Crews was arrested on I-95 in Dorchester County on July 27th. The spokesperson says motorists called 911, saying Crews’ car was swerving across lanes and “driving very fast” near mile marker 55. The spokesperson says a state trooper caught up with Crews at mile marker 72 and pulled him over. He says Crews “appeared to be intoxicated” and failed field sobriety tests. He also says there was an open liquor bottle in the pastor’s car.
73-year old Crews was booked into Dorchester County Detention Center and released the next day on $1250 bond. The spokesperson would not say what Crews’ blood-alcohol level was at the time of his arrest because it will be used as evidence in his prosecution.
Crews denies driving drunk, but admits that he drank wine before getting into his car that day.
“I have a heart condition called atrial fibrillation,” said Crews in a phone interview. “I have found that the only way I can control it is by drinking a little alcohol.”
Crews says he drank “less than a half a bottle” of wine and put the empty bottle in his car before getting behind the wheel.
“I wasn’t drunk,” says Crews. “I didn’t drink enough to make me drunk.” When asked why motorists reported him swerving across lanes of traffic, Crews says he was trying to dial a number on his cell phone and lost control of his vehicle. He claims he was not speeding. And he says he never took a field sobriety test.
“The trooper never made me take a test,” says Crews. He claims he was charged with DUI without proper cause and will fight the charges in court.
Two days after the DUI arrest, Crews was arrested at his Inman home on a charge of criminal domestic violence. An incident report from the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office states that Crews came home intoxicated and got into an argument with his wife. In the report, his wife states that he became enraged and threatened her, making her “fear for her safety” so she grabbed a pistol and locked herself in a bathroom. She called a relative who called 911. Later she told the deputy that Crews has hit her in the past but she has never reported it.
When reached for comment, Dr. Freda Crews, the pastor’s wife, did not wish to comment on the domestic incident itself, but stated that the argument was the result of her husband’s recent DUI arrest. She says she and her husband have agreed to live apart for the time being. Crews tells News Channel 7 he is now attending classes for anger management and alcohol abuse.
The website for “The Awakening Hour” says the program is seen in 125 countries. It states that early in his life, Dr. Crews was a professional pool hustler who became an alcoholic before being saved and entering the ministry. He has pastored numerous churches throughout the south, including East Gaffney Baptist Church.

38 comments:

Yoo said...

I wonder. If an atheist who never has lived much of a life of sin converts to Christianity, would he become mired in a life of debauchery?

Harry McCall said...

Theology 101

The 3 Spirits that affect Christians:

A. The Holy Spirit: A spirit of the Trinity.

B. The Evil Spirit: A demon.

C. The Distilled Spirit: A spirit in a bottle.

Harry McCall said...

I persoanlly think this was an apologetic debate Rev. and Mrs. Crews were having.

The fact that they both had a gun, I strongly feel that at least one was out to PROVE to the other that the Christian doctrine of a "Life after Death" is true!

Apologist said...

Just because a pastor does something like that, does not mean Christianity fails.

Christianity does not cure sin. It just makes us aware of it and able to stop it at our own will to follow Christ.

I don't see how it is relevant, any more than a Christian lying. Sin never stops, we have to stop sin. When one becomes "saved," God declares them innocent of all sin (past, present, and future sin) and secures them a spot in heaven.

The bible clearly states, jsut because one is declared righteous or innocent of sin, does not justify us in abusing God's grace. If one continues to take advantage of God's grace while calling themselves a Christian, they either never truly believed or need a rude awakening to what scripture says.

Evan said...

When one becomes "saved," God declares them innocent of all sin (past, present, and future sin) and secures them a spot in heaven.

What a horrible thing. This is what allows Rev. Crews to be an alcoholic abuser. He knows that he doesn't need to be a moral person because God has declared him innocent.

God is also horrible. He declares alcoholic abusers innocent as long as they send him the right telepathy but will burn upright, moral atheists in hell because they send no such telepathy.

Not much sense in that.

Apologist said...

Being a "moral atheist" does not get you okay with God.

Having a relationship with him because you want to love him the way he loves you is how he forgives you.

This guy needs to repent and ask God for forgiveness. If anyone is willing to give up their life for Christ, God will forgive them.

Even you Evan, make mistakes. Maybe not as big as that one, but you do.

The Christian God is not the God of Islam that makes you work your entire life to be in heaven with no guarantee and that's prophet lies. The Christian God forgives us for what we have done, because he knows we are not perfect. All that matters is that we decided to love him back

Harry McCall said...

Dear Apologist,

I see where your blogger description says you actively defend the Christian faith.

On my last post: A God Driven by Blood and Death: Human Sacrifice and the Slaughter of Christ, would you at least be willing to defend Yahweh (Jesus’ very own Heavenly father) from my points in section:

III. Empirical Texts Telling of the Wars of Yahweh and the Slaughter of Men, Women and Children (as animals) to Satisfy Yahweh (God’s) Craving for Blood and Life?

I have been in the study of Christianity for 40 years now and I want to see exactly where I missed the point with Jesus’ father, Yahweh.

Is he all love? If so, please correct my last post in section III.

Thanks,
Harry

Apologist said...

Dear Harry,

No where in the bible does it say God is "all-loving."

The bible tells us that God hates sin. Since God hates sin, then he will punish those who commit sin. Sin is essentially "rebellion against God."

When he did command the killing of people or animals, it was not murder. Murder is the "unlawful taking of life." Killing is the "lawful" taking of life.

God commanded the killing of people and killed off many people in the flood. This is all because of one thing, "SIN."

God loves everyone, but SIN will be punished because it is rebelling against God, our creator. If he wants to punish others for it, since he did create us, then it is "lawful" of him to do so.

The same way it is lawful for a parent to punish their son or daughter for disobeying them.

Grace,
Jeremy

Harry McCall said...

Thanks for the reply.

So you are claiming the Hebrew Yahweh and the Greek Theos are both one in the same?

Problem is, in Joshua 6 – 8 , ALL the men, women, children, babies along with the unborn where NOT KILLED by Yahweh; but by the Israelites who bled them sacrificially and then burnt them as a pleasing odor to the god Yahweh.

So, if as Paul claims in Romans "ALL have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God" (Romans 3: 23), then please tell me why Yahweh did not kill the people himself (as he did the Egyptians first born), but the sinful Israelites did the killing?

Are you so dogmatically indoctrinated in Christian dogma that you simply “know in your heart” what is true? If that’s the case, then you also should know in your heart that Mormons, Jehovah Witnesses, Moonies are also wrong; that is, unless you are one of these members in God’s chosen sect.

If, as many Christianity denominations claim, the retarted and young children / babies are not held accountable for sin, then how could the young and mentally ill be held accountable for sin in Ai and Jericho?

Shalom,
Harry

Apologist said...

I will look in Joshua for a better explanation since I am not entirely familiar with it.

Other than that, I am just a Christian who wants to gain best understanding of scripture. I do that by studying everything I can about and surrounding scripture. I am not mormon, jehovah's witness, or one of the moonies.

As for mentally handicapped, babies, and young children: the bible is not clear on what would happen to them. It is just up to opinion and interpretation. Since I can not support it using scripture, it is just a topic that the bible does not fully illustrate.

chuck said...

What? How did he "debunk" anything?

Oliver said...

If anyone is willing to give up their life for Christ, God will forgive them.

I'm not sure what this statement means. How many Christians do you know who have 'given up their life for Christ'. All the Christians I know are ordinary people who are no more or less moral than non-Christians. I think the point of this post is to show that Jesus Christ simply does not transform lives. After all, if a 'professional' Christian, someone who has been a preaching and teaching Christian for decades can fail in such a spectacular way, what hope is there for ordinary folk like you or I. Change is always possible and it is hard work - just don't expect Jesus to do it for you.

AndreLinoge said...

Wow! I live not too far from Spartanburg; I've seen his program a couple of times.

Smacked his old lady, huh?

AndreLinoge said...

apologist said:
"Having a relationship with him because you want to love him the way he loves you is how he forgives you."

I say:
WTF??? The way he loves me? You mean by threatening me with eternal torment for not "loving" him??

AndreLinoge said...

"The same way it is lawful for a parent to punish their son or daughter for disobeying them."

Oh bullshit Jeremy!! Don't you dare compare parental discipline with your "loving" God's hell. The two are infinitely different.

DingoDave said...

Apologist said...
"I will look in Joshua for a better explanation since I am not entirely familiar with it."

You're not entirely familiar with the book of Joshua? : /

Yet you post under the name 'Apologist'? : /

You have just declared yourself to be a wannabe, 'pseudo-apologist; in training', and yet you have the nerve to accuse US of not understanding Bible history, or the subleties of Christian theology as thoroughly as you do? : O

You've got to be joking mate! : D

Fundies sure say the darndest things! : D

How much of the Bible have you actually read Apologist? Have you read the whole thing? And if so, how much of it do you still remember?

It sounds to me like you need to get away from all those apologetics websites for a while, read your Bible, and take a look at some proper, unbiased academic research.

Or you could start taking note of some of the information available here on THIS website, because there's plenty of good information available right here.

Rotten Arsenal said...

Hey Jeremy, I thought you weren't coming back here... but low and behold, tis' the second coming of Apologist!

God created sin, just as he created evil, but he hates sin, so how goofy do you have to be to go out and create something that you know you will hate that serves no other purpose than causing you to be angry?

Having a relationship with him because you want to love him the way he loves you is how he forgives you.

So God says "love me or burn in Hell"? That sounds very much like an abusive relationship and Christians sound very much like the have battered woman's syndrome. But then, God doesn't much like women either apparently.

I guess Ryan O'Neal was wrong... Love DOES mean having to say your sorry.

As for mentally handicapped, babies, and young children: the bible is not clear on what would happen to them. It is just up to opinion and interpretation. Since I can not support it using scripture, it is just a topic that the bible does not fully illustrate.

So, the Bible doesn't really explain it, so it isn't worth talking about? Why wouldn't the Bible be clear on mentally handicapped? They're humans with souls... those souls have to go somewhere, right? I don't know... since God's magical mystery book doesn't speak of them, maybe God just doesn't care about the handicapped at all.

No where in the bible does it say God is "all-loving."

Thanks for clearing that up.

God loves everyone, but SIN will be punished because it is rebelling against God, our creator. If he wants to punish others for it, since he did create us, then it is "lawful" of him to do so.

The same way it is lawful for a parent to punish their son or daughter for disobeying them.


HEY! Didn't you just say that the Bible doesn't say God was all-loving? So then how can you claim that he loves everyone (except "fags" as I've heard so often)? Maybe I'm misinterpreting "all-loving" and "loves everyone" as not meaning the same thing.

But to go further, most parents don't massacre entire groups of people (their children or otherwise) when their children disobey. It may be "lawful" for God to go around killing the poor people of his cosmic ant farm, but we as a society have pretty much decided parents on Earth can't do that.

The Christian God is not the God of Islam that makes you work your entire life to be in heaven with no guarantee and that's prophet lies.

Really? How can you know that? I don't notice any Newer Testaments showing up in the Christian Bible letting everybody know that the God of Islam is a sham and not really the same one that Abraham followed, even though that's what they claim. Huh... the whole thing sounds familiar somehow... it's almost like I've heard of some other group of people co-opting Abraham's deity for their own divergent belief system. Weird.
You could also make the claim that the Christian God isn't the Jewish God of the so-called "Old Testament" either since they really don't act the same. And if OTG and NTG aren't the same, then Christians can't make a claim on ANYTHING from the Old Testament.

bob said...

FYI, Jeremy, 20, has been a Christian for all of about three years (I was one for 25 years). He is also of the Calvinist persuasion, if that helps. I have been having a short dialogue with him via email and my forehead is already bruised and bloody.

Oliver said: "I think the point of this post is to show that Jesus Christ simply does not transform lives."

Exactly. I have never met a believer who displayed any moral attributes that I should want or need. They are no freaking different. That being said, why become a Christian if it changes nothing for the better

Harry McCall said...

I am sure glad that Rev. William Crews was a Christian!

It’s people just like evangelist Crews that gives us Atheist a bad name.

Weemaryanne said...

My reaction to this story is the same as my reaction to the Ted Haggard scandal:

a) Where did he find the time to screw up so thoroughly?
b) Why did everyone around him keep silent about it?

Consider Haggard: A father of five and head of a megachurch with a congregation in the thousands, a popular Religious Right leader and regular participant in conference calls with the White House.

How does a guy like that find time to drive to Denver, buy drugs and spend hours with a prostitute? more than once? and nobody outs him until the prostitute decides to go for it?

Is it really likely that not even Mrs. Haggard noticed when her husband blew off one of his many obligations, and disappeared for half a day or longer?

I know it's possible. I just wonder whether it's likely.

So my reaction to this story feels familiar: How does a 70-something preacher, educator, broadcaster and author find time to get blitzed out of his mind and have violent disagreements with his wife? And how does nobody know about it?

Rotten Arsenal said...

Hey Bob, I've been following some of your posts on Jeremy's blog. He really is headache inducing. He's really good at talking in circles and using non-logic. It's pretty hard to argue with somebody that just dismisses reality that easily.

BahramtheRed said...

Apologist said:
I don't see how it is relevant, any more than a Christian lying. Sin never stops, we have to stop sin. When one becomes "saved," God declares them innocent of all sin (past, present, and future sin) and secures them a spot in heaven.

So I'm going to heaven?

Twice in my life from extrenal pressure I tried to be christian, desperatly. I wanted to beleive with everything I had. I tried to squash all those doubts. I did my best to behave at all cost.

And then I woke up. But under review I've never committed a deadly sin. I've never done anything the bible counts as seriously bad. Oh I havn't put any non beleivers to the sword or anything faifthful like that but I've behaved pretty well (kinda easy since I, like most people don't get my morales from relgion)

Still think this avowed athesit who once begged god for... something (an answer? cure to depression? The girl? A sign?) and got nothing is going to heaven?

I just keep rembering Jesus saying "Ask and you shall receive." Wish I'd heard that one when I was trying to be god's freind (either at age 7 or 17) might have saved me a couple months of doubt.

Apologist said...

I am not as familiar with it as I am with other books of scripture. I have read Joshua in the past, but I'd have to look it over again before describing a topic within the book.

God loves everyone, but God hates sin. So since we are all "slaves to sin," and worship ourselves more than we do God, there is punishment for that.

Now let me ask you all a question: Since all of you hate the idea of God, worshipping him, and even believing in Him... why would it be unfair of God to send you to hell for those things? Wouldn't it be more torture for you to live eternally in God's presence, then it would to live apart from Him in Hell, since you all refuse to acknowledge his existence, why would you want to acknowledge it only after death?

Just a question to ponder.

I won't be responding to as many posts any longer since I do also have a job.

Feel free to email me at quiet4no1@gmail.com

or

IM me at iamquiet4no1 on AIM

Oliver said...

apologist said...Since all of you hate the idea of God, worshipping him, and even believing in Him... why would it be unfair of God to send you to hell for those things? Wouldn't it be more torture for you to live eternally in God's presence, then it would to live apart from Him in Hell, since you all refuse to acknowledge his existence, why would you want to acknowledge it only after death?

Since you hate Allah and hate worshiping him, why would it be unfair for Allah to cast you into the fires of hell for all of eternity?

Just a question to ponder.

AndreLinoge said...

[quote]God loves everyone, but God hates sin. So since we are all "slaves to sin," and worship ourselves more than we do God, there is punishment for that.[/quote]

So he sends us to hell because we are "slaves" to sin. Wow, doesn't seem very loving. Or just.

Christians have skewed values.

Harry McCall said...

Apologist:

Give me a working definition of “sin”. In that we are no long under the Torah, but under grace, what is “sin”?

tigg13 said...

Apologist: "Now let me ask you all a question: Since all of you hate the idea of God, worshipping him, and even believing in Him... why would it be unfair of God to send you to hell for those things?"

How are we to worship him? What are we to believe about him? Which god are you talking about? The Catholic god? The Methodist god? The Jehovah's Witness's god? The Morman's god? The Lutherin's god? The Calvinist's god? The Eastern Orthodox's god? There are thousands and thousands of different gods to believe in and each has its own rules about worship.

If yours was the one true religion there would be one and only one denomination, one and only one set of beliefs, one and only one way to worship.

It is not we who hate your god, it is your god who obviously hates us. For why else would he punish us so unjustly?

Richard said...

Uhhh, So what! He wasn't even charged by the sheriff's Office. That means that the deputy's found no probable cause because there was no evidence. As a deputy sheriff, I am very familiar with calls like this where one spouse or the other makes false accusations against the other. We should all remember, in America, we are innocent until proven guilty.

Harry McCall said...

Richard, on a following news story from WSPA, he was charge with DUI after a number of motorist call to complain that a car was running on and off the highway near Charleston. Officers found an empty bottle of wine in the car and Crews was over the a limit for DUI.

Lets face it, Crews is just another preacher caught with his “pants down”.

Harry McCall said...

Richard: See the update I've added to the main post on Rev. William Crews.

Richard said...

Then again, I say so what! If he has been charged with DUI then he has only been charged and not convicted. Also, I don't follow the corrolation between pastor and sin or even Christian and sin. Who ever said that Christians don't sin? I'm certainly not taking up for this individual, but lets remeber, there are two sides to every story. We should also becareful to not be judemental. Unless you are willing to be judged according to the same standard. That's my position, but maybe not for some of you.

Harry McCall said...

Richard, evangelist Crews is simply part of an ancient philosophical school just like the Stoics and Epicureans called Christianity. Despite his Awakening Hour claims of being filled with some Holy Spirit, he is no different from anyone else.

Our Governor, Mark Sanford, just signed into law a new tougher DUI bill 2 months ago. I’ll up date my post again when Rev. Crews is convicted.

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Richard said...

So, what I think that you are you assuming is that since he states that he is filled with the holyspirit, then he must not make mistakes?

Also, as far as the governor of the great state of Florida signing in new dui laws, well, great. A lot of politicians do this to appease the voters and pander votes. Maybe to kiss up to the militant MADD organization as well. I don't see what this has to do with Crews being accused of a crime. He has not been convicted, but if in the future he does, well, so what! Everyone makes mistakes. As a deputy sheriff, I have learned many things about being around inmates at our county jail. One of those things is that all of us in this world are one little mistake away from being just like those that are incarcerated.

Harry McCall said...

My point is that, as an atheist, Crews IS no different from the rest of humanity be they “saved” or “lost”. He's not the first televangelist to fall (Jim Baker served time in federal prison and is now remarried with a new Christian TV show)and certainty won’t be the last!

Crews (and other Christians like him) holds himself out as a professional moralist with ethics that are lead by the Holy Spirit making him a spiritual leader and teacher; thus he is on TV and in the pulpit. The problem is, Crews is peddling a product (Christianity) which: A. He does not really believe in. B. Just does not work (my point as an atheist).

Since he pastors a church and is on TV hocking his books and tapes, Crews has 2 lives; one in the religion business and one as a secretive “party-hardy” man.

In short, my life as an atheist, both morally and ethically, out shines Rev. Crews. That’s it in a nuts shell.

Richard said...

Harry,

You are making a whole lot of assumptions regarding Mr. Crews. How do you know that he is living a double life? How do you even know that he is guilty of the charges that are brought against him? As far as his tv ministry, I really doubt that he is making very much money doing that. Remember, he holds to a very unpopular brand of Christianity called the Calvinist position. If you are going to go after swindlers then go after multi-millionaires like Binny Hinn, Creflo Dollar, Joyce Myers, Joel Osteen and others that are regulary see on TBN. These individuals are out and outright cons!

Also, as far as I know, orthodox Christianity holds that Christians aren't different than the non Christian other than being redeemed by the finished work of Christ on the cross. Can this have big changes on some individuals lives over all? Yes. Does this mean that the person doesn't struggle or make mistakes? No. Read Paul in http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Rom%207:7-21;&version=31;

As far as you saying "my life as an atheist, both morally and ethically, out shines Rev. Crews. That’s it in a nuts shell." Well, that is easy for one to say about ones self. The thing is Mormons are vey moral people, but does that mean that they are redeemed. Orthodox Christianity says, no, because they worship a different god other than the God of the Bible. Morals from an outside view mean nothing in this case.

I also wonder what moral standard you account for. If you are an atheist, isn't morals just ones oppinion of what one considers to be moral? I mean, in the end who cares what you consider moral, it's just your oppinion against the oppinions of others. Right?

Harry McCall said...

Richard, if you read the comments left at News 7 WSPA’s website (the Spartanburg station that reported it) you would see the damage he did to himself and his ministry.

So let’s see Richard, as an atheist (who has been told over and over by Christians that I have NO ABSOULTES (MORALS OR ETHICS)); fact is, I HAVE NEVER been drunk in my life (I’ve never even drank a beer, unlike Rev. Crews) / NEVER had sex with any women but my wife (will to wager a bet: unlike Rev. Crews) / NEVER beat or threaten my wife or kids (unlike Rev. Crews) / NEVER held myself out to be someone I’m not in order to get credit I did not deserve (a hypocrite = Rev. Crews) / NEVER was arrested for a crime (unlike Rev. Crews) / and all this after Rev. Crew's salvation! Do I need to continue?

Know something else Richard? As a godless atheist for the last 18 years who you Christians claim to have NO absolutes, NO morals, NO ethics, I’ll put my godless life up against you, Rev. Crews or any Christian on this blog.

Want to know why I’m tooting my godless atheistic horn? Because I’m one hell of a better character then the majority of Christians out there!

Traditions ~ 2 thess.2:15 said...

No excuse for the drunken,evangelist,none! Jesus christ will forgive him but not whitewash his behaviour.God also promises to discipline his children when they go prodigal at any age.To be true
to Gods Word and fair to the faith In the Lord Jesus Christ..
Satan does not spend much time on atheists in his War with God and his people he already owns them.His forces are similar to human war the higher the rank or profile the more sniper shots and temptations and supernatural snares
thats any Christians warfare.
2 co.10:4...1 tim.1:18..

Eph 6:10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
Eph 6:11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
Eph 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Eph 6:13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
Eph 6:14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
Eph 6:15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
Eph 6:16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
Eph 6:17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
Eph 6:18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;