Here lately in sermons, devotions, & in just general discussions among Baptists (this may also occur w/ other denominations or groups, but at least I DO know that it crops up w/in at least some "Baptist" circles) it seems that whenever the speaker/writer/whatever is referring to whom the Word of God usually identifies as the devil or Satan, these folks don't use those biblical terms. Rather they refer to him as "The Enemy." While, granted the devil or Satan IS "the enemy," it seems a little strange to me why they seem to shy away from using "the enemy's" real title or name....the devil...Satan. I'm wondering...what is the problem with just referring to him as "the devil" or "Satan"? After all, if these terms were good enough for Jesus and the Apostles, why is it that apparently they aren't good enough for these speakers/authors/whatever? Have they come up with something that Jesus didn't know about? Or are they afraid to use the terms that the Holy Spirit used when He moved the men who wrote the NT? Or maybe it's something else that's never been really clarified to me. Can anyone out there in Baptist Forum Land help me out on this? I'm not condemning these "The enemy people," I'm just wondering why it is that they use that expression rather than (at least it is in my case) the terms to which he was most commonly referred in the NT texts. Does anyone have any info on this?