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sin has its rights

Why do families fight with each other? Why is there constant turmoil between people groups? Why are there struggles among political parties? Why are neighbors at odds with each other at times? Why are there divorces, murders, stealing, wars, disease, and economic problems?

The answer is actually very simple, and you'll find the answer in the Bible. Ephesians 6:12, says, "For we are not fighting against flesh and blood enemies but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers of this dark world and against evil spirits in the heavenly places." So it is that simple. It is not actually the people we fight against but the evil that people allow themselves to be influenced by.

Make no mistake about it; you are either being controlled at various times by evil or good. Anyone who believes they live by their own motives and reasons are totally deceived. For your flesh is no match for the unseen forces of the Heavenlies.

It is true sometimes; some people don't need too much help from evil because the original nature of mankind is evil. But there is a real enemy that knows how to control in various ways people who do not surrender their lives to Jesus, the Son of the Living God.

Only Jesus can protect us from evil, and you had better face the facts. There is no in-between. You either allow yourself to be controlled in one way or the other by Jesus, the Son of God, or by Satan and his dark ways. Everyone is in only one of these two categories.

Mark Taylor is the General Manager of KNEO Radio and President of Sky High Broadcasting. You can read his weekly columns in the Big Nickel, the Newton County News, the Free Press and the Neosho Daily News, or email him at mtaylor@kneo.org.