In Love Not the World, Randy Leedy consults Scripture to determine what it means to be in the world, but not of it.
In order to form a biblical definition of “the world,” Leedy examines the concept extensively in both the Old and New Testaments. He says that the source of the world’s power is its prince, the Devil, who strives not only to blind unbelievers, but also to seduce Christians with the delights of the world. Leedy shares Scripture that can help believers discern the world and its subversive influence. He includes charts to compare the elements of several passages at once. For issues that Scripture does not expressly address, Leedy shares the broader biblical principles governing the believer’s relationship to the world.
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This updated edition contains revisions from the author.
“The world is a spiritual kingdom ruled by Satan, in unremitting conflict with the kingdom of God, consisting visibly of the mass of living people who do not know God, and who, in response to satanic allurement that plays upon and preys upon fallen human nature, corrupt the various aspects of God’s earthly creation into avenues for the gratification of self instead of the glory of God, thereby incurring eternal judgment and destruction.” (Page 69)
“It is about those aspects of human culture in which unbelievers manifest their rejection of and hostility toward God.” (Page 13)
“Discernment is possible only when, as we see Paul doing in 1 Corinthians 8–10, we conform our approach to Christian living to the Great Commandments: we rank our neighbor’s welfare as equal to or above our own, and we rank God’s interests above all.” (Page 102)
“Most readers will have understood already that I am using world as in that second sentence: the lost people of our generation, especially as they manifest their estrangement from our Father by developing and pursuing values that are contrary to the biblical morality that reflects His character.” (Page 13)
“Israel’s downfall, then, was her appetite to live like the nations.” (Page 27)
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