The most foolish thing a person can do when facing even a remote possibility of danger is refuse to prepare!
Introduction to Chapter 44:
IT SEEMS THE HISTORIC VIEW OF WINNING OVER SIN IS TO WANT SOMETHING TERRIBLY BADLY AND BY SHEER GRIT WE MANAGE TO PRAY, FIGHT AND FINALLY PULL AWAY FROM IT, EVEN AS ITS CLAWS ARE RIPPING THE FLESH FROM OUR BACK WE SOMEHOW PULL FREE AND ESCAPE. Then there is the religious concept of God’s deliverance. We imagine that He only comes to help after we have taken all we can stand; then at the last minute when we are about to break He shows up. These are Luciferian concepts that have emerged from perverted doctrines of demons designed to distort and corrupt our view and opinion of God.