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Re: Don't be Corrupted with the World

The mingling of that which is of God with that which is of man is a special form of evil, and a very effectual engine, in Satan's hand, for marring the testimony of Christ on the earth. This mingling may frequently wear the appearance of something very desirable; it may often look like a wider promulgation of that which is of God-a fuller and a more vigorous outgoing of a divine influence-a something to be rejoiced in rather than to be deplored: but our judgment as to this will depend entirely upon the point of view from which we contemplate it. If we look at it in the light of God's presence, we cannot possibly imagine that an advantage is gained when the people of God mingle themselves with the children of this world, or when the truth of God is corrupted by human admixture. Such is not the divine method of promulgating truth, or of advancing the interests of those who ought to occupy the place of witnesses for Him on the earth. Separation from all evil is God's principle; and this principle can never be infringed without serious damage to the truth....Satan's first effort was to frustrate God's purpose by putting the holy seed to death; and when that failed, he sought to gain his end by corrupting it. ....C.H. MacKintosh

I rejoiced greatly that I have found of your children walking in truth, as we received commandment from the Father. And now I plead with you...that we walk according to His commandments. If anyone comes...and does not bring this doctrine, do not receive him into your house nor greet him; for he who greets him shares in his evil deeds. (~2Jn4-11)

For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.. (2Cor10:3-4)

...that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, holding fast the word of life, so that I may rejoice in the day of Christ that I have not run in vain or labored in vain.(Phil 2:15-16)

Put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh.. (Rom13:14)

Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever? Therefore "Come out from among them And be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, And I will receive you." (~2Cor 6:14-17)


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