“There are two equal and opposite errors into which our race can fall about the devils. One is to disbelieve in their existence. The other is to believe, and feel an excessive and unhealthy interest in them. They themselves are equally pleased by both errors,...” p. ixIt seems to me that I read this somewhere else in his writings also, but this book starts out with it. For a long time I tended to be in the first group. Not because I don’t believe the devil exists, because I do. I just put him in a category with eschatology and such. Give me meat and potatoes. Let me study Isaiah and Paul.
Find a balance. Also admit that the devil gets a lot of credit for things that people in the control of their sinful nature execute on their own steam. Either way the antidote is Jesus.
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