Paul N. F. (29 Dec 2010)

By A. W. Tozer

The god of this world hath blinded the minds of them that
believe not.                                              ---  2 Corinthians 4:4

Our Lord Jesus Christ drew a sharp line between the
Kingdom of God and this present world. He has
instructed us that no one can be at the same time - a
lover of both!

The apostles stood together in the New Testament
teachings, that it is necessary for a person to turn the back
upon the world and have not fellowship with it.

What, then, is this world against which we are warned?
It is the familiar world of human society. No Christian
need fail to recognize it, providing he wants to know
what it is. Here are a few of its marks of identification:

1. Unbelief. To have fellowship with those who live in
unbelief is the love of the world. Religion without the
Son of God is worldly religion.

2. Impenitence. The worldling shrugs off his sin and
continues in it. The Christian mourns over his sin and is

3. Godless philosophies. Men and women of this world
accept the sufficiency of this world and make no
provision for any other, esteeming earth above heaven.

4. Externalism. The man of the earth lives only for the
world around him he has no kingdom within him!
Yours in Christ,
Paul N. F.