by Adrian Rogers

Your Friendly Enemy
Adrian Rogers
Genesis 13:5-12

I wonder today do you know that you know, do you absolutely know, if you died right now you'd go to heaven. You can know that and I pray God before this message has come to a close that you will have said an everlasting yes to the Lord Jesus Christ, that you will have the assurance of Christ indwelling in your heart, and that Heaven is your home.

Would you take God's Word this morning please and turn with me to Genesis chapter 13, and in a moment we're going to begin reading in verse 5. Genesis chapter 13. It's always good to know who your enemies are, and may I tell you beyond the shadow of any doubt or peradventure that you that you have three enemies at least and they are three big ones: the world, the flesh, and the devil. And no Christian can afford to be ignorant of these enemies, for to be ignorant is to be unprepared, and to be unprepared is to fall and to go down in shame and disgrace and ignominious defeat.

Now of these three enemies I want to just take one and talk to you about that one enemy this morning and that one enemy is the world. W O R L D, the world. And I've entitled our message this morning YOUR FRIENDLY ENEMY, because the world seems so friendly, so charming, so innocuous, sometimes beautiful, sometimes helpful, sometimes harmless, but I want to warn you that what the Bible calls the world is an enemy and a deadly enemy. So we're thinking today about your friendly enemy.

I'm reading here from Genesis Ch. 13, I begin in verse five. It is an episode in the live of Abram and his nephew Lot. In Verse 5 the Bible says "And Lot also, who went with Abram, had flocks and herds and tents. And the land was not able to bear them that they might dwell together, for their substance was great, so that they could not dwell together. And there was a strife between the herdsmen of Abram's cattle and the herdsmen of Lot's cattle. And the Canaanite and the Perezite dwelt then in the land. And Abrah ...

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