”... drive away your spiritual enemies.”

In which, things are pretty cult-like... and also you have enemies now!

... you can whisper, speak, or sing My Name ... This draws you closer to Me ... It also serves to drive away your spiritual enemies.

This line is a warning flag for me. None of the biblical citations are words Jesus spoke, nor do they mention anything like a spiritual enemy.

Here's what's in one of the citations (Philippians 4):

Don’t worry about anything, but pray about everything. With thankful hearts offer up your prayers and requests to God. Then, because you belong to Christ Jesus, God will bless you with peace that no one can completely understand. And this peace will control the way you think and feel.

This is creepy stuff. It seems Sarah is on brand after all.

Decades or centuries after the wandering apostles of various great leaders, unnamed randos write down what remains of these oral histories. Our task as contemporary humans:

  1. Choose the correct leader from the entirety of human knowledge (the Internet).
  2. Believe 100% in the great leader with no upfront evidence
  3. Evidence comes in the form of “good feels” if #1 is correct and #2 happens perfectly

Guess wrong and Jesus will tell you to “get fucked”, even if you're as good as the exemplar Good Samaritan (who, as a non-Christian, will also be in hell).

Here's an interesting bit I discovered while researching what the prince of peace had to say about enemies (Matthew 10:34-36, the words of Jesus):

Don’t think that I came to bring peace to the earth! I came to bring trouble, not peace. I came to turn sons against their fathers, daughters against their mothers, and daughters-in-law against their mothers-in-law. Your worst enemies will be in your own family.

This could come straight from Jim Jones or L. Ron Hubbard. “Trust me, the great leader, not your family or friends.”

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