The Ways of the World: Not Nice

THE WAYS OF THE WORLD: Sin and iniquity.
THE WAYS OF THE WORLD: Sin and iniquity.

“Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love 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.”
1 John 2:15-16

During a recent conversation, a very worldly person made the statement “All people do is complain. No one is nice anymore.”

“Nice” is the new morality of the world.

One can be a hardened criminal or an unrepentant sinner, but as long as one is “nice“?

Well, you can’t be all bad!

That’s the way of the world” was the response to the worldling’s comment. It’s suspected that the person took the response differently than the way it was offered.

The Bible tells us that the world and “all that is in the world” is the source of sin.  All sin can be traced to the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes or the pride of life. In other words, IF one is a Christian, one should be separated from the world and the things of the world.

One cannot love the world or the things of the world and be a Christian.  It’s that simple.

“Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.”
James 4:4

Seems clear enough.

But the apostate churches have indoctrinated their members to embrace the world; that the Bible doesn’t really mean what it clearly says.

Wolves in the pulpit and deceitful workers spend more time concocting excuses for why church-goers who are wrapped up in the world than they do preaching the gospel.

“Hey!  I have to live, right?”

“God wants me to pay my tithes!”

“God wants to bless me!”

It’s hoped that IF the reader is a church-goer, then these scriptures from God’s Word will wake him. Most likely it will not: the world is deep in deception and nowhere is that deception thicker than in the apostate churches.

“No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.”
Matthew 6:24

The world does NOT play nice.

THE WORLD’S BAD DEAL

FRAUD - The world's bad deal: a few trinkets and amusements for your eternal soul.
FRAUD – The world’s bad deal: a few trinkets and amusements for your eternal soul.

The world offers a few trinkets; some amusements; some soon-forgotten recognition: all in exchange for immortal souls.  And the pew-sitters are taking the world up on it’s offer.

The ways of the world are sin and iniquity.

The world offers eating and drinking and making plans and home improvements and sports and family and church events and…

…and then you die.

Suddenly.

“And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.”
Luke 17:26-29

And then it’s too late to turn away.  And the lying ministers of Satan will not be able to save you when you fall into the hands of a just and angry God.

Turn away from the world and its ways.

Before it’s too late.

Is your calling and election sure?

Have you worked out your own salvation with fear and trembling?

THE GOSPEL

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier

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