The World Without God
Most Relevant Verses
For all that is in the world -- "the lust of the flesh [craving for sensual gratification] and the lust of the eyes [greedy longings of the mind] and the pride of life [assurance in one's own resources or in the stability of earthly things] -- "these do not come from the Father but are from the world [itself].
I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world. [I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you.]
If you belonged to the world, the world would treat you with affection and would love you as its own. But because you are not of the world [no longer one with it], but I have chosen (selected) you out of the world, the world hates (detests) you.
I do not ask that You will take them out of the world, but that You will keep and protect them from the evil one.
I in them and You in Me, in order that they may become one and perfectly united, that the world may know and [definitely] recognize that You sent Me and that You have loved them [even] as You have loved Me.
And the world passes away and disappears, and with it the forbidden cravings (the passionate desires, the lust) of it; but he who does the will of God and carries out His purposes in his life abides (remains) forever.
See what [ an incredible] quality of love the Father has given (shown, bestowed on) us, that we should [be permitted to] be named and called and counted the children of God! And so we are! The reason that the world does not know (recognize, acknowledge) us is that it does not know (recognize, acknowledge) Him.
For whatever is born of God is victorious over the world; and this is the victory that conquers the world, even our faith.
We know [positively] that we are of God, and the whole world [around us] is under the power of the evil one.
Do not love or cherish the world or the things that are in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in him.
You [are like] unfaithful wives [having illicit love affairs with the world and breaking your marriage vow to God]! Do you not know that being the world's friend is being God's enemy? So whoever chooses to be a friend of the world takes his stand as an enemy of God.
For Demas has deserted me for love of this present world and has gone to Thessalonica; Crescens [has gone] to Galatia, Titus to Dalmatia.
I have given and delivered to them Your word (message) and the world has hated them, because they are not of the world [do not belong to the world], just as I am not of the world.
O just and righteous Father, although the world has not known You and has failed to recognize You and has never acknowledged You, I have known You [continually]; and these men understand and know that You have sent Me.
- Agape Love
- Attitudes, Of Christians To The World
- Being A Good Father
- Being Different
- Being Loved
- Chosen Disciples
- Commitment, to the world
- Divided Hearts
- Fathers Love
- Friendship And Love
- God Sending Others
- God's Love For Us
- Gods Love
- Gospel, Responses To
- Hated Saints
- Holiness, Worldly Separation
- Knowing About God's Kingdom
- Love, Abuse Of
- Love, Nature Of
- Loving Everyone
- Loving Evil
- Overcoming Through Christ
- People Being Hated
- Persecution, Nature Of
- Self Esteem
- Society, Positive Aspects Of