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War and Peace

To be at peace with the world is to be at war against God; likewise, to be at war against the world is to be at peace with God.

This thought struck me while reading James 4:4 and other passages dealing with our behavior towards God and subtle love of the world. I am in no way espousing a war in the physical sense, as in
violence, but war in the sense of bringing everything into captivity, every argument, philosophy, affection, belief that opposes the authority and Lordship of Christ: hence a mortification of self and it’s lust and a mortification from the trappings of the worlds vanity. There is no sanctification without mortification. Saints, every thought, desire, action and response is a neon sign whose side you are on in this world. Dare you join Christ with your wicked adulterous affairs? your soaking in television? your lust for power?

To Love God is to actively hate the world – the world represents the systems and darkness.

“Don’t you know that friendship with the world is enmity (yes, hatred) toward God.”

“Do not be deceived, God is not mocked. Whatsoever a man sows that shall he also reap.”

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