lukewarm â€śLove Not The Worldâ€ť
â€ťFor the WHOLE world is under the control of the evil oneâ€ť(I John 5:19)
â€śLove not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world will pass away, and the lust thereof: but he that does the will of The Only True GOD will abide for ever.â€ť (I John 2:15-17)
â€śIf you were of the world, the world would love itâ€™s own: but because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. Remember the word that I said unto you, the servant is not greater than his Master. If they have persecuted Me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept My saying, they will keep yours also.â€ť (John 15:19-20)
â€śWhere do wars and fighting among you come from? Do they not come of your lusts that war in your members? You lust, and have not: you kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: you fight and war yet you have not, because you ask not. You ask, and receive not, because you ask amiss, that you may consume it upon your lusts. You adulterers and adulteresses, donâ€™t you know that friendship with the wo
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So True! I happened upon this message on SermonAudio. Talk about "hitting the nail on the head!" This speaker effectively addressed the compromise Christians want to take with the world.
He said "When we love the things of the world, they begin to blind our eyes." And, "The evil of this world is that which defies God." SO TRUE!! It's the old frog in the boiling pot!
The only drawback... While this is a good message and the speaker mentioned the evil of television, etc. I couldn't help thinking he was really going to get to talking about the evils of so-called "contemporary Christain music" which is is such a plague to believers BECAUSE they've accepted it in bits and pieces and have fallen in love with it. CCM is the devil's most effective tool at infiltrating and corrupting the believers because so many have bought into the idea that music is just about preference. The world's sensuality has corrupted too many churches. It would be good to hear a followup message that specifically addresses the CCM cancer in the church.
Christians need to stop seeing "how close" they can come to the world and "still be a Christian." Instead, let's truly love NOT the things of the world! Amen, brother! Keep preaching the true Word!
Pastor Steve has been in ministry for over 30 years leading churches to worship God biblically and accurately through Christ-honoring music and the expositional teaching of Godâ€™s Word. Through his preaching ministry, Steve is the Senior Pastor at Eastport Baptist Church and the featured...