The Allure of the World

Bait? What Satan uses to tempt people
Bait?

“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.”
–1John 2:16

The world is adept at tempting those who live outside its grasp–as well as keeping those currently within its grasp.

What does the world use for temptation?

It uses the three sources of all sin: the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and the pride of life.

The appetites of the flesh, the desires of the eyes and the hunger for the world’s honors and exaltation are all very tempting to most. This translates into a number of areas which affect most human beings.

That list is staggering: money, pleasure, power, knowledge, control, fame, acclaim, honors.

Another way of writing the world’s temptations in shorthand might be “Sex, drugs and rock n’ roll.”

EVERYTHING that the world does is dedicated to satisfying or manufacturing those three blandishments.

Complete Guide to The World: The Ways of the World

And so, a choice will have to soon be made: the world or Jesus Christ.

The Bible says the great majority of the world–to their eternal grief–will choose the world over the free gift of eternal salvation through Jesus Christ.

One reason this will be so is because so many are presently in love with the world and it’s attractions.

Which is very sad.

But expected.

“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

Forced to Choose: The Bible or The World

Is the reader prepared to make a choice?

How will he choose?

There is still yet a little time to pick the right choice.

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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

“But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:”
2 Corinthians 4:3

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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: October 5, 2016.]

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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier

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