The word “world” may be used to refer to the physical world (John 1:10) or to the people of the world collectively (1 John 2:2). In those senses, there is nothing immoral about Christians loving the world. However, John also uses the word “world” to refer to the evil, organized system under Satan, which operates through unbelieving people who have …
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The word “world” may be used to refer to the physical world (John 1:10) or to the people of the world collectively (1 John 2:2). In those senses, there is nothing immoral about Christians loving the world. However, John also uses the word “world” to refer to the evil, organized system under Satan, which operates through unbelieving people who have been taken captive to do his will. This demonic system is chiefly characterized by the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eye, and the boastful pride of life.
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We don’t need a Conservative Resurgence, we need a Christian Reformation. Getting America back to the 90’s simply won’t do, we must get all the way back to the Scripture. National repentance is the only way, and it must start with the Church.
“Take care, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart, leading you to fall away from the living God.” (Hebrews 3:12 ESV)
It’s easy to coast downstream. But if we’re following Jesus, we should expect resistance.
Israel became enslaved by pagan nations because they mingled with them in compromise. And Israel mingled with pagan nations because they pitied them (Psalm 106:34-46). Unrighteous pity is the downfall of American Evangelicalism.
In this episode of Theology Applied, Phil Johnson and Joel Webbon discuss the important differences between “the spirit of this age” and the Spirit of God. Christians desperately need the discernment to distinguish between the two.
What is the sphere and assignment given by God to individuals in self-government? God has graciously assigned the dominion mandate to all human beings which is part of what it means to be made in God’s image. What is the Dominion Mandate? The Dominion Mandate is found in Genesis 1:28 and it is the command and blessing, with the corresponding …
“Do you mortify; do you make it your daily work; be always at it whilst you live; cease not a day from this work; be killing sin or it will be killing you.” -John Owen
“When [Israel] had got the good land God had promised them they had no zeal against the wicked inhabitants whom the Lord commanded them to extirpate, pretending pity; but so merciful is God that no man needs to be in any case more compassionate than he.” -Matthew Henry
Satan knows that we will not be secure in the love of God if we are constantly doubting our standing before God. Therefore, one of his constant aims is to accuse us before God in an attempt to drive a wedge between us and the Father (Revelation 12:10). In addition to Satan’s ministry of accusation, at times even our own …
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