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"It's one thing to do worldly deeds. It's quite another to have a deep and abiding affection for the world itself... That makes us an enemy of God, not a friend."
Those penetrating words by John MacArthur expose perhaps the most seductive, harmful misconception about God that has ever existed: The notion that God is everyone's friend. Many unbelievers - even sincere churchgoers - view God as a gentle, grandfatherly companion and never realize they're actually waging war against Almighty God, and well on their way to a crushing defeat.
In From Conflict to Friendship: Living Near to God, John MacArthur sounds the alarm for those who have the outward trappings of Christianity yet lack the inward reality of true faith. Learn the biblical test for knowing whether you're a friend of God, and discover the dangers of being a friend of the world in this highly practical series. You'll also find ways you can help people in the church who are desperately trying to hold onto God and the world at the same time.