We don’t seem to hear much about this topic in our day. At least I don’t. Powerful Scriptures, powerful Sermon. Here’s another short excerpt…
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.
Philippians 3:18 (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ:
J. Blackburn, Claremont Chapel, Pentonville, August 7, 1831
Brethren, be assured that there will ever be a collision between light and darkness – between the principles of good and evil – between the church and the world.
“The world will love it’s own – but because ye are not of the world therefore the world hateth you” – the seed of the serpent will oppose the seed of the woman, and we shall continually find in our hearts, in our houses, and in our spheres, the opposing principles in powerful operation and in fearful conflict.
Now the individuals whom the Apostle describes, wished to screen themselves from all the secular disadvantages which might result from their avowed attachment to the cross of Christ.”