The enemy. We all know there is an enemy, yet we hesitate to identify it as “the evil one”. Our culture has bred that out of our thinking. It seems too simplistic. Yet we all know there is something wrong everywhere we look. What do we attribute that to? In Physics it’s called the second law of thermodynamics (or entropy), which permeates on a grand scale the entire physical world in which we live.
But that’s only a symptom of what’s wrong.
So can the source of what’s wrong be traced back to a person? Doesn’t the Bible say it can be? Not only can be but the entity is directly identified. Satan.
So whether one believes in the Biblical identification of the source of what’s wrong, we still know there is something wrong for which there must be a source.
And if we are to be free of the oppression of the source of what’s wrong we need to better identify that source.
That source that is everywhere and permeates everything we do, think and feel.
Yet, I don’t want to paint a picture attributing this source with too much power. So let me make something clear: the consequences of being unaware or unprepared for evil are eternally powerful, not the source of that evil, which has already been defeated.
Already been defeated? How can there be consequences from a defeated foe?
By not choosing to accept Christ’s invitation to join the ranks of the victorious.
A choice that determines our infinite fate when we leave the physical universe in which I am writing these words and in which you are reading them.
You don’t know enough to make a decision?
Saying you don’t know enough to make a decision is itself a decision!
That’s just an excuse to put things off.
Instead begin examining the scientific, historical, philosophical, biblical and logical evidence available, then choose the most reasonable conclusion that best explains the evidence at hand.
But do it now!
Or the choice will be made for you by the evil one.