Today’s verses tell of civil war. War between these two very different world views was inevitable. They both cannot be true. Either man can perfect himself and he does not need God, or man cannot perfect himself and desperately needs God. There are those that wish to stand somewhere in the middle but the middle exists between two cliffs; one made of sinking sand and the other made of granite. There is nothing on which to stand in the middle; it is but a drop into nothingness.