You, My Friend, Have An Enemy

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I drove you in disgrace from the mount of God,

and I expelled you, O guardian cherub,

from among the fiery stones. (Ezekiel 28:16)

So evil entered the Story.

I am staggered by the level of naïveté that most people live with regarding evil. They don’t take it seriously. They don’t live as though the Story has a Villain. Not the devil prancing about in red tights, carrying a pitchfork, but the incarnation of the very worst of every enemy you’ve met in every other story. Dear God-the Holocaust, child prostitution, terrorist bombings, genocidal governments. What is it going to take for us to take evil seriously?

Life is very confusing if you do not take into account that there is a Villain. That you, my friend, have an Enemy.

One of the things that surprised me when I first read the New Testament seriously was that it talked so…

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