Your Friendly Enemy
1 John 2:15-17 (Program: 2814, Air date: 7.13.2014)
- As Christians, we are not to love everything. In fact, there are some things we need to hate.
- Psalm 97:10
- We cannot love things that are good without hating things that are evil.
- Romans 12:9
- We have an enemy, and that enemy is the world.
- This does not mean the planet Earth.
- Luke 12:27
- This does not mean the world of people.
- We are to love all people.
- John 3:16
- We are to hate the system under which the world functions and operates.
- THE CHARACTER OF THE WORLD (1 John 2:15)
- The world has a prince.
- John 12:31
- John 14:30
- John 16:11
- 1 John 5:19
- Satan is the mastermind behind this world system.
- Ephesians 6:12
- The world has a philosophy.
- 1 Corinthians 3:19
- The wisdom of the world is wise, but it is wise to do evil.
- The world has a purpose.
- John 7:7
- The purpose of this world system is to draw us away from God.
- The world hates Jesus because He testifies that its works are evil.
- John 14:7
- John 15:18-19
- James 4:4
- The world has a people.
- Luke 16:18
- As Christians, we are a twice-born people living in a world full of once-born people.
- The world wants us to conform to its system.
- Romans 12:2
- THE CORRUPTION OF THE WORLD (1 John 2:16)
- The lust of the flesh passions.
- Galatians 5:17
- This deals mainly with the material and physical things in our lives.
- God gave us good appetites, but Satan has perverted them into sin.
- Matthew 6:33
- The lust of the eyes possessions.
- The lust of the eyes may be more sophisticated.
- 1 Timothy 6:10
- The pride of life position.
- This world system promotes the idea that we must be recognized for our achievements.
- This world system is summed up by these three things: passions, possessions and position. Doing, having and being.
- Genesis 3:6
- Hebrews 4:15
- Matthew 4:3-9
- Matthew 5:5
- THE CONDEMNATION OF THE WORLD (1 John 2:17)
- God is the only hope for this world, but He is also its biggest threat.
- John 16:11
- What is more important to us? The praise of man or the glory of God?
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