The New Testament writers insist that we are at war — a cosmic war — that determines the fate of the universe. Why are we so attracted to movie thrillers like Star Wars and yet so detached from New Testament apocalyptic scenarios? Rather than read the New Testament texts literally, we are going to read them metaphorically and symbolically. There is a cosmic war, and too many church members are casualties of that war. Let’s see what we can do to get back on track