”And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him. Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.”
Romans 12:1-2 (NLT)
Romans 12:1-2 says “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” Verse 2 emphasizes be not conformed to the world! What does that mean? That is conformity with the world, making a friend with the world. What is wrong with that? Because according to the scriptures, friendship with the world is equal to enmity with God!
James 4:4 says ”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.” That’s it! Making friend with the world will turn you to a worldly person which in turn will darken your mind making you insensitive to the things of God, which if it continues will eventually alienate you from the life of God Ephesians 4:17-18 “This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind, having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart.” The scripture is very clear on this - there's no middle ground! There's no standing on the fence! There's no room for a compromise! You cannot walk hand in hand with God and the world. It is not possible. You are either with God or with the world.Read More
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