Saturday, August 23, 2014

Enmity

President Ezra Taft Benson General Conference Apr. 1989, 3–5
“The central feature of pride is enmity—enmity toward God and enmity toward our fellowmen. Enmity means ‘hatred toward, hostility to, or a state of opposition.’ It is the power by which Satan wishes to reign over us."

Elder Dallin H Oaks, The Plan and the Proclamation, General Conference October 2017
"Similarly, the writings of Jesus’s early Apostles frequently use the image of 'the world' to represent opposition to gospel teachings. 'Be not conformed to this world' (Romans 12:2), the Apostle Paul taught. 'For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God' (1 Corinthians 3:19). And, 'Beware,' he warned, 'lest any man spoil you … after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ' (Colossians 2:8). The Apostle James taught that 'the friendship of the world is enmity with God[.] Whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God' (James 4:4)."

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