“The glory of God is human beings fully alive.” – Irenaeus
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” John 10:10
Talking about resisting evil might sound a little bit strange in our modern world. We tend to reserve the word evil for really atrocious stuff, like the Holocaust or the Rwandan genocide, ISIS, and so on. We do this partly because we want to separate and distance ourselves from the most obvious and extreme forms of evil so that we’re not responsible, and so though our conscience feels clean – so that we don’t have to acknowledge the evil in our own hearts.
Early on in Church history, one Christian theologian named Augustine defined evil as simply the absence of God, or absence of good. In other words, evil is the absence of…
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