And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel.
-Genesis 3: 15
From dictionary.com, enmity is defined as “a feeling or condition of hostility; hatred; ill will; animosity; antagonism.”
There are more than a few reasons why the Mid Atlantic Reformation Society exists. To name a few, we believe that, unlike earlier periods in the history of our country, today’s theologians have little to nothing to say concerning the Crown Rights of Jesus Christ over the nations.
They may have much to say concerning the Lordship of Christ over the church and the family; but when it comes to the state and society, you don’t hear so much. It’s almost as if we’re OK with the Lordship of Christ, but not the Kingship of Christ.
This is gross negligence: Jesus Christ is Lord…and King—King of all individuals, families, churches, and nations.
A second reason is that, since our theologians aren’t interested in promoting the understanding of the Kingship of Christ, then somebody has to do it.
We aim to do just that.
But here is a third reason: We believe the modern church no longer believes Genesis 3: 15, cited above.
I don’t mean that pastors and members have crossed it out of their bibles, but that they simply don’t believe it.
Look again at that word enmity, and think about what it means: It means that there is an eternal battle engaged between the Seed of the Serpent and the Seed of the Woman.
Now take a look at just Who put it there: This hatred, this ill will, this antagonism, was not placed there by Satan; it was placed there by God.
Question: when God put that enmity in place, did He do a good thing or a bad thing? That question, of course, should not take long to answer; He did a good thing.
Think about it: Even with the enmity, or hatred, that God placed between the two seeds, don’t we still have enough trouble with sidling up to the enemies of Christ? Look at our Christian educational institutions, for example, tripping over themselves to gain accreditation from so-called educators that are clearly not interested in counting themselves among the Seed of the Woman.
Where’s the enmity?
Modern Christianity is pretty much driven by a “coffee and doughnuts” approach to cultural dialogue. Notice the term “dialogue,” as that is about the strongest word that most Christians will use.
But do you “dialogue” when you are at enmity? We said above that there is an eternal war between the Seed of the Serpent and the Seed of the Woman.
That’s an eternal war, not an eternal conversation. To hear our evangelical leaders talk, the only reason why the whole world has not yet turned to Christ is because we somehow don’t have enough coffee and doughnuts. If we did, we could really do that dialogue thing, and they’d all come around.
Surely, the problem can’t be that there is God-placed enmity at work here.
But there is, and we can’t wish it away, and we can’t pray it away, because God wants it there.
We’re at war, after all; a spiritual war to be sure, but a war nonetheless, and somebody has to say it.
That’s why there’s MARS.
~ Joel Saint