Friday, October 14, 2005

The real enemy

Continuing the theme of spiritual warfare, Tim Challies reminds us that the lost are not the enemy:
The real enemy is not next door. He is not human flesh and blood. The real enemy has been given temporary rule over this world and seeks to destroy us by leading us to rebel against the Creator. And he extends his rule when he convinces us that rather than battling against him, we battle against the enemy next door.
Amen, amen, and amen.


Anonymous Frank said...

Nice one...good stuff.... We linked back too it, hope everyone gives it a read.

10:23 AM, October 14, 2005  
Blogger Milton Stanley said...

Thanks, Frank. You da man!

4:08 PM, October 14, 2005  
Blogger contratimes said...

Dear Mr. Stanley,

I was wondering: Do you ever get the feeling sometime that the enemy is not outside, nor is he with our neighbors? That the enemy is actually ourselves?

Surely I wonder that, particularly when I think of St. James' remarks that we deceive ourselves. A haunting observation, I think.

Anyhow, continue the true and glorious fight.

Peace to you,


10:09 PM, October 14, 2005  
Blogger Milton Stanley said...

Mr. Gnade: I sure do get that feeling, --every day, in fact. I think often of Romans 7 and sinfulness in the flesh. I struggle with the same kinds of things you reflect on in your latest post at Contratimes. Peace. - Milton

5:31 AM, October 15, 2005  
Anonymous Online Wong PoK√©r Hu said...

I do agree that the enemy is just around the corner. Perhaps it is not known to us, but instead lurking beside us. Facing it would be hard and battling it would be harder.

10:16 PM, November 22, 2005  

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