Only one enemy?

Yes, only one enemy. While it looks very much like a bully at school or work, the estranged spouse, the impatient driver who just cut you off, the neighbor whose late-night music or foul language disrupts the harmony of your home, or, on the larger scale, one nation taking up arms against another or using some of its most powerful weapons to control its own people, still, the bottom line is that there is only one enemy—the carnal mind.

The Bible tells us that this “carnal mind is enmity against God” (Romans 8:7). Against God? Yes. The enemy is always in opposition to God, to good, since the source of all good is God. It looks like the enemy is against us. And that is true, too, in the sense that we are the very reflection, or image, of God.

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January 6, 2014

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