Some years after the Christians in Ephesus destroyed their books on magic, the apostle Paul wrote them; " we have a wrestling....
against the wicked spirit forces.
" The demons had not given up. They were still trying to gain an advantage. so, what else did those Christians need to do?
" Alone all things, "said Paul." take up the large shield of faith, with which you will be able to quench all the wicked one's The stronger our shiel;d of faith, the greater our resistance to wicked spirit forces will be.
How, then can we strengthen our faith? By studying the bible.
The firmness of a wall depends very much on the strength of it's foundation. What shall we do to inherit eternal life? He said unto him, what is wrtten in the law? how readest thou? And he answering said, Thou shalt love the lord thy God with all the heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind: and thy neighbor as thy self. those of you who would save your life will lose it.
Those of you who lose your life for me and the good news. will save it.
How does it help a person to gain the whole world and forfeit the soul? What can a person give in exchange for the soul?
Our father who art in heaven, Hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come