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The Friendship of the World


   John 15:19    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. 

   Romans 12:2    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.

   James 4:4    Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that 
   the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever 
   therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.

   Titus 2:12    Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly 
   lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this 
   present world; 

   1 Peter 4:3    For the time past of our life may suffice us to 
   have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in 
   lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, 
   and abominable idolatries:  4. Wherein they think it strange 
   that ye run not with them to the same excess of riot, speaking 
   evil of you: 

   1 John 2:15    Love not the world, neither the things that are 
   in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father 
   is not in him.  16. For all that is in the world, the lust of 
   the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is 
   not of the Father, but is of the world.  17. And the world 
   passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will 
   of God abideth for ever. 

   1 Timothy 5:6    But she that liveth in pleasure is dead while 
   she liveth. 

   2 Timothy 2:4    No man that warreth entangleth himself with 
   the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath 
   chosen him to be a soldier. 

   2 Timothy 2:22    Flee also youthful lusts: but follow 
   righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on 
   the Lord out of a pure heart. 

   Titus 3:3    For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, 
   disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, 
   living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another. 

   1 Peter 1:14    As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves 
   according to the former lusts in your ignorance: 

   1 Peter 2:11    Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and 
   pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the 
   soul; 

   Col 3:1-17   If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things 
   which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. 
   {2} Set your affection on things above, not on things on the 
   earth. {3} For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in 
   God. {4} When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall 
   ye also appear with him in glory. {5} Mortify therefore your 
   members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, 
   inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, 
   which is idolatry: {6} For which things' sake the wrath of God 
   cometh on the children of disobedience: {7} In the which ye 
   also walked some time, when ye lived in them. {8} But now ye 
   also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy 
   communication out of your mouth. {9} Lie not one to another, 
   seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds; {10} 
   And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge 
   after the image of him that created him: {11} Where there is 
   neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, 
   Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in 
   all. {12} Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and 
   beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, 
   meekness, longsuffering; {13} Forbearing one another, and 
   forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: 
   even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. {14} And above all 
   these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness. 
   {15} And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which 
   also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful. {16} Let 
   the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching 
   and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual 
   songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. {17} And 
   whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the 
   Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him. 

   John 15:18-25; 16:1-3   If the world hates you, you know that 
   it hated Me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the 
   world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, 
   but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates 
   you. Remember the word that I said to you,  A servant is not 
   greater than his master. If they persecuted Me, they will also 
   persecute you. If they kept My word, they will keep yours also. 
   But all these things they will do to you for My name's sake, 
   because they do not know Him who sent Me. If I had not come and 
   spoken to them, they would have no sin, but now they have no 
   excuse for their sin. He who hates Me hates My Father also. If 
   I had not done among them the works which no one else did, they 
   would have no sin; but now they have seen and also hated both 
   Me and My Father. But this happened that the word might be 
   fulfilled which is written in their law,  They hated Me without 
   a cause.

   These things I have spoken to you, that you should not be made 
   to stumble. They will put you out of the synagogues; yes, the 
   time is coming that whoever kills you will think that he offers 
   God service. And these things they will do to you because they 
   have not known the Father nor Me. But these things I have told 
   you, that when the time comes, you may remember that I told you 
   of them. 

   John 17:1 Jesus spoke these words, lifted up His eyes 
   to heaven, and said: “Father, the hour has come. Glorify Your 
   Son, that Your Son also may glorify You ....  14 I have given them 
   Your word; and the world has hated them because they are not of 
   the world, just as I am not of the world. 15 I do not pray that 
   You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep 
   them from the evil one. 16 They are not of the world, just as I 
   am not of the world. 17 Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word 
   is truth. 18 As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them 
   into the world. 19 And for their sakes I sanctify Myself, that 
   they also may be sanctified by the truth. 20 “I do not pray for 
   these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through 
   their word; 21 that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in 
   Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world 
   may believe that You sent Me. 22 And the glory which You gave Me 
   I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one: 23 I 
   in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, 
   and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have 
   loved them as You have loved Me.


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