Your belief in the bible will be born out by how you live. Your love for Christ will be born out by what you talk about, focus on, look for, live for…seek. How many of you were much more convincing pagans, lived it, spoke it, sought it, studied it, applied it and KNEW it….than you are professing Christians? Think about that.
Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.
James is speaking in a very clear and forthright manner here; he pulls no punches. He presents this issue as very black and white. Repeated study has shown that there is no middle ground, and no gray here.
To not provide one’s full allegiance and love to God and God alone is spiritual adultery. In case that was not clear enough, James has gone on the say this another way. To be friends with the world is to be enemies with God.
The world here is not referring to the Planet Earth, but to the system and the ways of the world as a way of life. The way of…
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