Saturday, May 16, 2015

That is Why the World Hates You

The world will not hate mere professors.

The man who is conformed to this world,  who takes part in its politics,  who shares its pleasures,  who acts according to its principles even though he claims the name of Christ, will not be ostracized or persecuted.

The woman  who is conformed to this world,  who follows its fashions,  who enjoys its society,  who desires its amusements, will not be shunned by it.

The world loves its own. But those who walk in separation from the world (and they are few in number), those who follow a rejected Christ, will know something of what it means to enter into the fellowship of His sufferings.
[A. W. Pink]

Philippians 3:10 ... That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;
2 Corinthians 6:17 ... Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.
John 15:18-19 ... If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.  If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.
1 John 3:13 ...  Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you.