John 14:17 'the world...seeth him not, neither knoweth him'

'If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.' Col. 3:1-2

We ought to recognize one of the great problems in our modern Christianity: those who come to Christ probably have their minds made up that to stay sane they must remain "adjusted" to society around them.
This notion has been drilled into them from their playpen, and it never occurs to them to question it. There is a "norm" out there somewhere to which they must conform, and that norm is above criticism. Their success and happiness depend upon how well they adjust to it; and Christianity, though it may add something to it, must never disagree with the main idea! This is the popular notion in the world: "To be happy, adjust to the social norm!" The problem is that the idea will not hold up under examination. The world does not know where it is going; it has not found life's highest good; it is instead puzzled, frightened and frustrated. Thankfully, it was to this kind of world Jesus came. He died for its sin (1Cor. 15:1-2, 3-4) and now lives for the salvation of all who will repudiate it! A. W. Tozer

Rev. 18:4

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