Refined Worldliness

by Khaleef Crumbley on April 21, 2013

in Devotion

Each Sunday, I try to post a devotional thought for you to meditate on. Sometimes it will be something out of my own studies and prayers. Other times – like today – it will be from another source.

Today, I am posting a great thought about worldliness and false Christians fromHoratius Bonar, courtesy of Grace Gems:

(Horatius Bonar)

Do Not Love The World

The multitudes of professors among us want as much religion as will save them from Hell–and not an atom more. The world is their real God; gold is their idol–it is in mammon’s temple that they worship. They are, in fact, worldly men varnished over with religion–that is all. Oh, do not trifle with religion. Do not mock God and Christ.

Refined worldliness is the present snare of the Church. The young are trained and encouraged by their parents to be “lovers of pleasure.” Parties, dancing, theaters, and such like, are no longer forbidden things to the followers of the Lamb!

Parents! Beware of giving your children a taste for the world’s gaieties.

“Do not love the world!” (1 John 2:15). Do not teach your children to love it. Keep them “from being polluted by the world!” (James 1:27).

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1 Bobby @ Ban Excuses

I believe that is the problem with a majority of the church now-a-days. People don’t want to be bothered helping others, but Jesus himself preached/helped the most downtrodden of people. Money is not everything, but people seem to value money over everything, which is extremely sad to me.


2 Khaleef Crumbley

Yes, it is a shame that many churches only care about money. God promised to provide for His children, not to have us all in palaces!


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