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A Christian and yet a worldling?



(Horatius Bonar, "The Risen Christ and the Things Above")

Go on in your worldliness; fling yourselves headlong into
the torrent of earth's vanities; but know that the end of
these things is death! "Love not the world,
neither the things that are in the world.
If any man love the world,
the love of the Father is not in him." (1 John 2:15)

 " 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)

The point is settled. The Christian cannot take part with
the world in its follies, and gaieties, and sins!
What! A Christian and yet a worldlingsinging its
idle songs, hurrying through its mazy dance, partaking
in its mirth and revelry! Impossible!
We have ceased to be citizens of earth's polluted cities;
we are citizens of heaven! We have a home
but not in
the palaces or haunts of the world. We have a house
not made with hands, eternal in the heavens!

"For our abiding is in Heaven,
from whence also we look for the Saviour,
the Lord Jesus Christ." (Phil. 3:20)

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