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Posted by: Pastor Terry Hagedorn | May 7, 2019

WORLDLINESS

Matthew 5:19-48

That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for He maketh His sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust (5:45).

The Consequence Of Worldliness

A mother was rearing her boys in our church, but her husband sought to stop his wife and two children from coming to the house of the Lord. I went to see him and said, “If you do not want your wife and boys to attend church, then you should live in Russia. You would never be bothered with any Sunday school there. The official doctrine of the state is sheer unadulterated atheism. They are anti-God, anti-Christ, and anti-church. Why not move to Russia?” He answered, “Not I, I could not move to Russia!” Then I said, “Why not move your family to a godless town where there is no church and where the women in that town are the wrong kind of women? Why not move to a town like that and rear your boys there?” “Oh, no, I would not live in a town where there is no church, and I would not rear my family in a place where the people were godless.”

That man receives blessings from God and from the presence of godly people, but he makes no contribution to the community whatsoever. Like Ananias and Sapphira, worldliness makes liars and hypocrites out of us.

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