Thursday, July 24, 2008

Giving the Devil his due

Do Christians in North America give proper attention to who our real enemy is?
Consider this: If an enemy drops a bomb on you, the bomb is not your foe; the person who tossed it is. Yet . . . it’s impossible to escape the reality that the devil doesn’t get much mention, with sin getting almost all the press. This, at least to me, seems a major oversight.

In many other Evangelical churches today, especially nondenominational, the devil gets a minor mention (as does sin), but the real enemy is made out to be negative thoughts patterns and practices. Again, this avoids the very real teaching that our foe is a being.

There’s a reason why these blinders exist.
The quote is from Dan Edelen, and I recommend reading Dan's whole essay.


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