They say everyone has a story in them. The title of the book, “Destroy Your Enemies By Making Them Your Friends: Demonstrating the Love of Christ in this Wicked World,” was inspired by a quote from Abraham Lincoln and my personal relationship withMoreThey say everyone has a story in them. The title of the book, “Destroy Your Enemies By Making Them Your Friends: Demonstrating the Love of Christ in this Wicked World,” was inspired by a quote from Abraham Lincoln and my personal relationship with Christ.
Abraham Lincoln was a Christian who said, “The best way to destroy your enemy is to make him your friend.” I believe his faith in the Christ affected his principles and how he lived his life. Lincoln’s views on destroying your enemies by making them your friends are Biblical. www.reference.com defines an enemy as follows:1) a person who feels hatred for, fosters harmful designs against, or engages in antagonistic activities against another- an adversary or opponent.2) an armed foe- an opposing military force: The army attacked the enemy at dawn.3) a hostile nation or state.4) a citizen of such a state.5) enemies, persons, nations, etc., that are hostile to one another: Lets make up and stop being enemies.In contrast, a friend is defined as:1) a person attached to another by feelings of affection or personal regard.2) a person who gives assistance- patron- supporter: friends of the Boston Symphony.3) a person who is on good terms with another- a person who is not hostile: Who goes there?
Friend or foe?4) a member of the same nation, party, etc.5) ( initial capital letter ) a member of the Religious Society of Friends- a Quaker.Rethinking the title, I realized the title of the book is a pun. It can be written Destroy your enemies By Making them your friends. Where your is your personal enemies. This book is written to show us how God’s heart toward us should affect how we should love our enemies and seek to be friends. This principle is demonstrated throughout the Bible. The second purpose of this book is where Your is capitalized and means God’s enemies.
So that the title can also be written as Destroy Your Enemies By Making Them Your Friends. My hope is this book will inspire you to destroy your enemies and Your enemies, oh God, by making them both your friends and Your friends, dear Lord. I pray as we walk thru the Word together that the Lord will bless you and your relationships greatly.By His Grace,Nelson Nguyen