Our discipleship group at St. Thomas is studying the book of James. This week we were reading James 3 and came across verses 14-15 which say this, "But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the truth. This is not the wisdom that comes down from above, but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic."
In verse 15 James wants to drive home how ugly these two sins (bitter jealousy and selfish ambition) are and so he describes them with these three words: earthly, unspiritual, and demonic. To which my initial response was: Earthly, yes. Unspiritual, of course. But demonic?