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 AWT Worldliness



If we truly want to follow God we must seek to be other-worldly. This I say knowing well that that word has been used with scorn by the sons of this world and applied to the Christian as a badge of reproach. So be it. Every man must choose his world.


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 2004/10/25 12:55Profile
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 Re: AWT Worldliness



We must have a new reformation. There must come a violent break with that irresponsible, amusement-mad, paganized pseudo religion which passes today for the faith of Christ and which is being spread all over the world by unspiritual men employing unscriptural methods to achieve their ends.


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 Re: AWT Worldliness



YOU CAN BE A HYPOCRITE and love the world.
You can be a deceived ruler in the religious system and love the world.
You can be a cheap, snobbish, modern Christian and love the world.
But you cannot be a genuine Bible Christian and love the world.


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 2004/10/26 10:11Profile
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The church today is suffering from the secularization of the sacred. By accepting the world’s values, thinking its thoughts and adopting its ways we have dimmed the glory that shines overhead. We have not been able to bring earth to the judgment of heaven so we have brought heaven to the judgment of the earth. Pity us, Lord, for we know not what we do!


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MEN THINK OF THE WORLD, not as a battleground but as a playground. We are not here to fight, we are here to frolic. We are not in a foreign land, we are at home. We are not getting ready to live, we are already living, and the best we can do is to rid ourselves of our inhibitions and our frustrations and live this life to the full. This, we believe, is a fair summary of the religious philosophy of modern man, openly professed by millions and tacitly held by more multiplied millions who live out that philosophy without having given verbal expression to it.


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THE SEA IS ALWAYS TRYING to get into the ship, and the world is always trying to get into the church. The world around us continues to try to find its way in, to splash in, to come in with soft words and beautiful white crests, forever whispering, “Don’t be so aloof; don’t be so hostile. Let me come in—I have something for you—something that will do you good!”


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THE WORLD HAS NOTHING that we want—for we are believers in a faith that is as well authenticated as any solid fact of life. The truths we believe and the links in the chain of evidence are clear and rational. I contend that the Church has a right to rejoice and that this is no time in the world’s history for Christian believers to settle for a defensive holding action!


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 2004/10/28 14:47Profile
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Any religious movement that imitates the world in any of its manifestations is false to the cross of Christ and on the side of the devil—and this regardless of how much purring its leaders may do about “accepting Christ” or “letting God run your business.”


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 2004/10/29 0:43Profile
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THAT THIS WORLD IS A playground instead of a battleground has now been accepted in practice by the vast majority of evangelical Christians. They might hedge around the question if they were asked bluntly to declare their position, but their conduct gives them away. They are facing both ways, enjoying Christ and the world too, and gleefully telling everyone that accepting Jesus does not require them to give up their fun, and that Christianity is just the jolliest thing imaginable.


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GOD FULLY EXPECTS THE church of Jesus Christ to prove itself a miraculous group in the very midst of a hostile world. Christians of necessity must be in contact with the world but in being and spirit ought to be separated from the world—and as such, we should be the most amazing people in the world.


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