Is it a contradiction that JESUS told us to "...be wise as serpents, and harmless as doves" (Matthew 10-:16)? Could it be that when we know or have experienced evil, the SPIRIT GIVES US POWER OVER EVIL? Does the SPIRIT reconcile these contradictions into the POWER TO BE GENTLE AND HARMLESS? This POWER lets us go out of the way of Fear, but not out of the way of Obedience. THIS POWER ATTRACTS OTHERS, IT IS NO LONGER A CONTRADICTION.
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