“We have met the enemy, and he is us,” said Pogo. The “us” is our sinful self, which can be disposed of only by dying to faith in our own power to believe and rising to faith as the daily gift of Christ. For this, we need a preacher, the bringer of an external word to which we can cling
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Paulson, Steven D. “My Sinful Self: The Self as Enemy.” Word & World 28, no. 1 (2008): 66–74.
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