Could we have missed the point regarding the Ephesians chapter 6, "Shield of Faith"? The particular shield mentioned was famous for its use in forming a testudo...a Roman battle formation that resembled a tortoise shell. I've always pictured the Eph. 6 shield as one shield...in isolation...but could there be a picture of a community of shields...a community of faith shields that when placed together help us to fulfill that which Jesus called us to do?
edited to add: I'm not speaking about "battle" as much as the image of our faith shields joined together to help us stand firm against everything that is hurled at us. * see Jeremey's comment and my response - http://www.naznet.com/community/showthread.php?1778-The-shield-of-faith-Have-we-missed-the-point&p=25182&viewfull=1#post25182
Video Clip: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x52...nai_shortfilms (Legionaries preparing for battle...helping each other put on their armor...and then forming the testudo formation).