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Precious Remedies 10 - by Michael Phillips
Precious Remedies Against Satan's Devices - Part 10 of 30
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2 Corinthians 2:11
Jan 01, 1988 pm - Tonight we continue our study of Thomas Brooks' great work, "Precious Remedies Against Satan's Devices". Brooks was an English pastor in the 17th Century; his book seeks to expose the cunning ways of Satan, and to equip us to overcome them. Thus far, we've studied nine "devices" or tricks; tonight we take up a tenth. The Puritan writes, "Satan draws the soul to sin by choosing wicked company [and] keeping wicked society". What he means is this: Satan wants you to make friends with the ungodly and to enjoy their company. If he can get you to do this, he knows, in time, you'll become just like them. This presents a real problem. When it comes to befriending the unsaved, the Bible seems to speak with two voices. On one side, we have verses that clearly forbid it and warn of its danger. "Make no friendships with an angry man" says Proverbs 22:24. Or, 1 Corinthians 15:33: "Do not be deceived: evil company corrupts good habits". On the other side, we have the example of our Lord Jesus. He is called "the friend of sinners". And quite properly so. He associates with publicans, harlots, demoniacs, criminals, and other lowlifes. What do we do? We hate the sin but love the sinner. This has ... More >>>

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