End of 2014, I started a series based on the book Enemy At The Gate by Joe Crews. CLICK HERE to view posts in this series.
This post is based on the third chapter entitled - "Getting rid of the Enmity."
The Bible designates two things which are at absolute enmity with God. Firstly, "the carnal mind is enmity against God" ~ Romans 8:7. Secondly, "friendship of the world is enmity with God" ~ James 4:4.
These two verses scream out the concept of 'holiness by separation'. To love the world is to be an enemy of God. Basing our lives of the carnal mind is to be separated from Him. Here are two relationships which cannot co-exist. It must be one or the other.
Moral of the Chapter: Like many stories in the Old Testament, the story of Samson teaches us that, we cannot gain victory over a foe that we secretly admire. We can not mingle with the impure and remain pure. We can not tease and trifle with sin without be contaminated.