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“It’s one thing to do worldly things . . . . It’s quite another thing to have a settled, deep affection for the world. That makes one an enemy of God.”
John MacArthur’s penetrating words expose perhaps the most disarming and therefore most harmful misconception about God: that He is everyone’s friend. Many unbelievers, even sincere churchgoers, view God as a gentle, grandfatherly companion. They never realize He’s the Almighty God—and that they’re warring against Him, careening toward certain, crushing defeat.
These sermons sound the alarm for those who have the outward trappings of Christianity yet lack the inward reality of true faith. Learn Scripture’s test for knowing whether you’re God’s friend or foe, and discover the dangers of friendship with the world. You’ll also find ways you can help others, including those in the church, who are trying to hold onto both God and the world. Study this highly practical series, From Conflict to Friendship: Living Near to God.