What is enmity against god
"The Carnal Mind Enmity Against God" by Charles Haddon SpurgeonCharles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-92) was Englands best-known preacher for most of the second half of the nineteenth century. In 1854, just four years after his conversion, Spurgeon, then only 20, became pastor of Londons famed New Park Street Church (formerly pastored by the famous Baptist theologian John Gill). The congregation quickly outgrew their building, moved to Exeter Hall, then to Surrey Music Hall. In these venues Spurgeon frequently preached to audiences numbering more than 10,000—all in the days before electronic amplification. In 1861 the congregation moved permanently to the newly constructed Metropolitan Tabernacle.
Friendship with the World Is Enmity with God: What Does James 4:4 Mean?
The Carnal Mind Enmity Against God
Thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name. The quality of being an enemy; the opposite of friendship; ill will; hatred; unfriendly dispositions; malevolence. It expresses more than aversion and less than malice,and differs from displeasure in denoting a fixed or rooted hatred, whereas displeasure is more transient. For a complete Scripture study system, try SwordSearcher Bible Software , which includes the unabridged version of this dictionary. Once you experience the swiftness and ease-of-use SwordSearcher gives you right on your own computer, combined with the most powerful search features available, you will never want to use the web to do online study again.
We ought to love God, love everything in God; for every thing in him is infinitely lovely. We ought to love every thing he does or says; and our love toward him should bear some proportion to the glory, clearness, and brightness of the discovery which God, in any way or at any time, makes of himself. But the carnal mind is not subject to the law of God, but act directly opposite to every thing which the law commands. And this enmity shews itself in proportion to the brightness of the manifestation which God makes of himself, the hatred of the light still increasing with its brightness. This explains those passages in Rom. God is unchangeably what the law represents him; the law, therefore, is unalterable, and our obligations to it are also eternally the same. As God himself, the original, cannot change, the law, the transcript or copy, cannot alter: and whilst God and the law remain the same, our necessary obligations to obedience must remain unalterable.
Your browser does not support the audio tag. Tonight, I hope you brought your Bible. And in the eighth chapter of the Book of Romans, tonight speaking of the enmity, the enmity, which is against God. That text is in the seventh verse of the eighth chapter of the Book of Romans. For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin: condemned sin in the flesh,.
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Romans The word "Because" sets us up to discover a reason about to be presented.
This is a very solemn indictment which the Apostle Paul here prefers against the carnal mind. He declares it to be enmity against God. When we consider what man once was, only second to the angels, the companion of God, who walked with him in the garden of Eden in the cool of the day; when we think of him as being made in the very image of his Creator, pure, spotless, and unblemished, we cannot but feel bitterly grieved to find such an accusation as this preferred against us as a race. We may well hang our harps upon the willows, while we listen to the voice of Jehovah solemnly speaking to his rebellious creature. Thou hast been in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering—the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.