Is it wrong to love anything man-made or belonging to this world?

Question: Hi, Sorry for the numerous questions I’m about to ask, but they all revolve around the subjects of secular entertainment and materialism so it made sense to me to ask them together. I grew up with a love of playing video games, watching movies, reading comic books, etc. About a year ago I began…

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Setting Your Mind on the Things of God

by Doy Moyer What we are trained to think about truth will be determined by whether we are thinking the things of God or the things of man. Recall that in Jesus’ rebuke of Peter’s reaction to Jesus talking about His own death, Jesus said, “For you are not setting your mind on the things…

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The Devil’s Inoculation

by Dee Bowman I was watching a ball game the other night. Between innings, a commercial came on in which a man was asked by his wife, “Do I look fat in this dress?” He replied, “Yes, you do.” The answer had a catastrophic effect. She bawled — and I don’t men she cried —…

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Canceled!

by Jefferson David Tant During our recent Christmas holidays, several churches around the country canceled their Sunday services. Some of the statements made by church spokesmen probably revealed more than they realized, as they not only reflected an attitude towards the mistaken idea concerning the birth of Christ but an attitude towards the religion of…

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What did Demas love?

Question: I was doing some digging about Demas. Demas left Paul because he loved the world. We aren’t supposed to love the world. It’s never said if Demas ever got back in a right relationship with the Lord, but if he died in the state of loving the world, then he died lost. Upon further research,…

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Pharaoh’s Compromises

Text: II Corinthians 6:14-7:1   I.         Most of here, even the little children, can tell the story of Moses and the ten plagues.             A.        It is exciting to read about the wonders God wrought against the Egyptians             B.        And even more amazing to see how stubborn a man, Pharaoh, can be despite the overwhelming evidence arrayed against him.…

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Worldliness

by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Ephesians 2:1-10   I.         From the beginning, Christians have struggled with living in a world of sin without being a part of that world.             A.        Paul’s struggle – Romans 7:14-25             B.        Some would take Paul’s words and say that as long as I intend to please God, it doesn’t matter what I actually…

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Is it normal to get depressed over the worldly-minded?

Question: Is it normal to get depressed because there are people in the world who hate God, and even more so because those who claim to be Christians have thought processes that are not much different than those out in the world? Answer: “Brethren, join in following my example, and observe those who walk according…

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Do Not Love the World

by Dennis Stackhouse The fact that Christian people are to be different from those who do not follow Christ, is clearly stated for us in I John 2:15-17: “Do not love the world nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all…

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