11 Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Who do you believe the rulers of the darkness of this world is? The answer: the rulers of the world (social order established by humans that does not recognize God as Sovereign) = GOVERNMENTS–the state. Just think of all of the unelected bureaucrats in governments–at all levels–that rule our lives. (We pay taxes to pay for their salaries and benefits; and they rule us.)
“In his short volume Bureaucracy, Ludwig von Mises notes that modern socialism “holds the individual in tight rein from the womb to the tomb,” while “the children and the adolescents are firmly integrated into the all-embracing apparatus of state control.” In another context, he contrasts “capitalism” with “socialism,” and concludes: “There is no compromise possible between these two systems. Contrary to a popular fallacy there is no middle way, no third system possible as a pattern of a permanent social order.” My remarks focus on the validity of the latter statement, seen through the fate of family and children in the quintessential “middle way” state of modern Sweden.“