the world, the flesh, and the devil

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the world, the flesh, and the devil

All sources or forms of sin or temptation. My mother, a devout Catholic, sought to protect us all from the world, the flesh, and the devil as we grew up; but her strict control over every facet of our lives drove each of us to our own personal vices as soon as we were able to leave home.
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the world, the flesh, and the devil

all forms of temptation to sin.
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Indeed the world, the flesh and the devil have taken God's gift and inverted it).