Walter Martin :
"I eagerly expect and hope that I will in no way be ashamed, but will have sufficient courage so that now as always Christ will be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death." Philippians 1:20
The apostle Paul is saying here that courage—boldness—should be a perpetual way of life...always. The word boldness doesn’t mean what we think it means today. Boldness isn’t intellectual or physical arrogance. Boldness isn’t snobbery; the “I know something you don’t know, you poor thing,” attitude. Do you know some Christians actually talk that way to people in the cults? By the time they get finished with them, the people are humiliated. They don’t even want to talk anymore, they’re so hurt.
We forget sometimes that people are not our enemies. Our warfare is not against flesh and blood, but against the spiritual rulers of the darkness of this age. (Ephesians 6:12) That’s the war—that’s the battle—not the people. They’re just pawns in the chess game of satanic conception.
Boldness should be a way of life. It is putting on the whole armor of God and standing against the methods of the Devil. If we resist him, he will flee. But we’ve got to resist. We’ve got to stand up and be counted.