No matter how peaceable and congenial you may be, when you commit yourself to a life of faith, you have declared war. The enemy will surely challenge you on every side. He will threaten you with the loss of everything you hold dear. He will promise you material, social, and religious ruin and will do everything in his power to make his promise good. You will be beset by fears and doubts, obstacles and perplexities, disappointments and treachery everywhere you turn.