Friend of sinners vs. Friend of the world.

Posted by Lyndon V Bechtel on Saturday, January 29, 2011 Under: Christian Living

The following is excerpted from (, 866-295-4143)  and posted on Jan 28-2011.

  God’s people should be friends of sinners but not friends of the world (James 4:4). To be a friend of sinners is to love them and desire that they be saved. To be a friend of the world is to love sin and the present evil world system whose god is the devil (2 Cor. 4:4). the characteristics of the world are the lust of the flesh, the lusts of the eyes, and the pride of life (1 John 2:15-16). The emerging church confuses these two things. By loving the sensual pop culture--with it R-rated movies, music and video games, its immodest unisex dress styles, its brash attitude, its coarse speech, etc.--they claim merely to be loving sinners and following in Jesus’ footsteps. but Jesus was holy and separate from sinners (Hebrews 7:26). Jesus was slanderously called a glutton and a winebibber by His enemies (Luke 7:34), but He was not a party dude or a good times Charlie as depicted in 
The Shack. That is a false christ. Jesus loved sinners but he hated and reproved sin. He instructed the immoral woman to “sin no more” (John 8:11). He warned often of eternal hellfire and preached “except ye repent ye shall all perish,” which would put the brakes on any party! Friends, don’t be led astray by the great apostasy of these end times. Rock & roll Christianity is described in 2 Timothy 4:3-4 and it is apostasy.

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