Bryan Jarrett - September 22, 2019

Who's on Your Team?

Who’s on your team? Who do you have in your life to help you on this journey to pursue God’s mission in the world an honor him with your life? Who’s on your team? The Apostle Paul speaks about a very real conflict we face as believers. A conflict that has traditionally been called: Spiritual Warfare. I’m hesitant to even use the term, not because spiritual warfare isn’t real, but because a lot of people engaged in a lot of really weird, and even heretical things in the name of spiritual warfare. Which leads me to a point that the great Christian writer and thinker CS Lewis made a long time ago. Lewis said when it comes to Satan, the demonic, and spiritual warfare that believers will most often fall into one of two extremes. One, they will deny their existence. Or Two, they will become fascinated with them. Either one of these extremes misses what the bible has to say about this very real conflict. The bible was written to tell God’s story, not Satan’s. Any view of spiritual warfare that magnifies Satan’s power is not a biblical view of the battle. At the same time, the battle is made very real in scripture, and any view that ignores this spiritual battle is just as unbiblical.

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