Why Not Love The World?

Why Not Love The World?

1 John 2:15-17

God, being Holy, changes the objects He loves
We, being wicked, are changed by the objects we love
Demas:  Colossians 4:14, Philemon 24,  2 Timothy 4:10

A sobering look at the kind of love God hates

  1.  Because of your condition in Christ;  the love of the Father has given us a new nature
    James 4:4, 72 Corinthians 5:17Psalm 119:111 John 4:4, 2:12-14
  2.   Because of the world’s condition outside of Christ
    Characteristics of Worldliness
    a.  Lust of the flesh – Ephesians 2:3, Galatians 5:19
    b.  Lust of the eyes – Matthew 6:22-23
    c.  Boastful pride of life – Luke 18:9-14, James 4:8-10, 1 Peter 5:6-7
    Genesis 3:6     vs.     Matthew 4:3, 6, 9
  3. Because of the world’s end
    The world is passing away – you will live forever
    James 4:14, Matthew 16:26