Fighting an enemy we cannot see seems to be the difficulty that challenges our motivation to rise up and guard the faith.
However, because we cannot see Satan does not mean the tools he uses to attack our faith are unseen or unknown.
We have considered several areas we must fight from within and without. Another tool Satan uses to attack the faith is through democratic thinking.
Please do not misunderstand what I am saying. I love the opportunities of living within a democracy, but the implication of democracy upon our spiritual thinking is worth considering.
The democratic mindset is one where everyone has rights. Therefore, when making decisions we all have the right to vote, regardless of gender, race, or age. Spiritually, we begin thinking we should vote on who will serve as elders, the decisions they make, and feel we have the right to challenge the decisions we do not like.
Sadly, we begin applying this to the Bible and believe we can vote on how to apply doctrine found in God’s word.
Biblically, as we will see next week, this is not healthy and sound.