4 thoughts on “The Screwtape Letters | Letter Eighteen”
They have used love as something that is thrown around to use for whatever. This places love as a tool to use at anytime seen fit and then shut off when not needed.
Love is twisted by the devils by the fact that being in love should carry fidelity, fertility and good will to the partner. The devils twist this by making the patient believe to feel that this is not important to the concept of love.
The current idea of being in love is hard to define. Usually it has to do with a feeling, which we all know feelings are fickle. Love as defined by the apostle Paul (1 Corinthians 13) is a choice we make. We choose to be kind, to forgive, to trust, etc. The twist is, if you don’t feel like you are in love then it wore off and you move on to another relationship. Thereby never establishing a solid family structure which is the basis for a healthy civilization.
The enemy uses temptation by “Persuading the humans that are curious…” He wants humans to believe sex is love, but love is not a feeling, it’s an action. He tries to destroy the idea of love by making humans believe we are unequal when marriage makes a husband and wife one.
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