A timely article from Phil Johnson as we continue to fight the modern-day downgrade that’s coming against the body of Christ.
Scripture forbids believers to imbibe the world’s values (cf.1 John 2:6;Romans 8:5-6;Matthew 6:19-21) or set their affections on things of the earth rather than on heavenly things (cf.Colossians 3:2;1 John 2:15;Matthew 16:23). Christians do not belong to this world. We are not beholden to the world. We cannot legitimately court the world’s admiration or approval. And it is wrong to think otherwise. Jesus told His disciples, “If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you” (John 15:9).
That truth is ignored or rejected by multitudes of 21st-century…
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