In our current day, the "church" too often mimics the world in various and embarrassing ways. And, to me, it should be no surprise since the modern "church" has not only adopted much of the world's philosophy, but actually brought the things of this world into its life, particularly its man-made "worship". What also bothers me and even admittedly vexes my very soul is how few people can see these things happening and those who do often ignore them or even dismiss them. The true people of God need to pray fervently for discernment and the strength to resist these things. One need only to read Scripture, specifically the fall of Israel as God's chosen people which began almost immediately after they were delivered from Egypt and the NT Church's sins which were present even during the days of the Apostles. Don't read those things as ancient history, but as examples of how sin infects every generation, and the visible church included. The sins of the church at Corinth are with us today, people!!

1 John 2:15-17 (ASV) "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. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the vain glory of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever."

2 Corinthians 6:13-18 (ASV) "Now for a recompense in like kind (I speak as unto [my] children), be ye also enlarged. Be not unequally yoked with unbelievers: for what fellowship have righteousness and iniquity? or what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what portion hath a believer with an unbeliever? And what agreement hath a temple of God with idols? for we are a temple of the living God; even as God said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore Come ye out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, And touch no unclean thing; And I will receive you, And will be to you a Father, And ye shall be to me sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty."


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