“Do not love the world nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world. 17The world is passing away, and also its lusts; but the one who does the will of God lives forever.” 1 John 2:15-17.
Jesus said: “He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; and he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. 38“And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. 39“He who has found his life will lose it, and he who has lost his life for My sake will find it.” Matthew 10:37-39.
Some Christians love their dogs more than they love Jesus. They idolize their dogs. Others idolize their wife and their children. Others love the things of the world. Many preachers fell in love with prosperity and money. They live in mansions, drive luxury cars, dress up in designer suites, have jet aircraft. They live like CEO’s, politicians, business executives and rock stars. Others follow after the worldly celebrities, with dreadlocks, tattoos, piercings, makeup, jewelry, hair pieces, augmentations, plastic surgery, coloring their hair, dressing up like the world. They dress like the world, walk round half naked. They love eating out, wining and dining, going on holidays, always seeking entertainment and stimulation of their fleshly desires. They go to the same places, they love sports, TV, movies, entertainment. They are lovers of pleasure and haters of God. The Christian churches have become places of entertainment, dancing, they look like cinemas and night clubs. They are houses of fornication, not just with others but with the world. The churches look like masonic temples, with steeples and elaborate decorations. They are haunts of devils, not houses of prayer. They have created images of Jesus that appeal to their perverted minds. They live as enemies of the cross of Christ. “Their end is destruction, their god is their belly, and their glory is in their shame. Their minds are set on earthly things.” Philippians 3:19
“By this we know that we are in Him: 6the one who says he abides in Him ought himself to walk in the same manner as He walked.” 1 John 2:6. If we are following Jesus and abiding in Him, in His words, then we will be LIKE Him, not like the world.
Are we real children of God, or are we false Christians?
May Jesus bless you.