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How to be in the World and not of the world (Jn 17:15-19)

Discussion in 'Baptist Theology & Bible Study' started by evangelist6589, Jun 1, 2013.

  1. evangelist6589

    evangelist6589 Well-Known Member
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    Some types of Christians (mostly IFB) want to just "separate" from everything that rocks their sensibilities. For example they work at a job and the people cuss, and play bad movies on breaks, or at their houses and company parties. Should the christian just "quit" and look for the "perfect job" or should he/she try and live in the world and not of it? I guess the answer depends on your background and the CONTEXT.

    Or their children attend a public school and this displeases them and so they fight to find them a Christian school and they succeed, yet they allow them to attend a public University as an adult, but the Public University is harder to push The New Tolerance, Relativism, and such on others more so than the public K-12 school. I dont get it...

    So how should a christian live in the world and not of it (Jn 17:15-19)? Should we be like the Amish, Brethren, and other Fundamentalist groups, or should we be like some New Evangelical that are so worldly one cant tell the world apart from the church? Or is there another option?
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  2. Winman

    Winman Active Member

    Jul 8, 2009
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    Well, what does scripture say?

    Rom 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
    2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

    What would you do if Jesus came to your house? Would you watch porn? Would you break out the Mike's Hard Lemonade? Would you play poker?