WHY?

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“Do not love the world or anything in the world.” 1 John 2:15

WHY?

1. Because the gain of it, is the loss of the soul–Matthew 16:25-26.

2. Because its friendship is enmity to God–James 4:4.

3. Because it did not know Christ–John 1:10; 17:25.

4. Because it hates Christ–John 7:7; 15:18.

5. Because the Holy Spirit has forbidden us–1 John 2:15.

6. Because Christ did not pray for it–John 17:9.

7. Because Christ’s people do not belong to it–John 17:16.

8. Because its Prince is Satan–John 13:31; 16:11.

9. Because Christ’s kingdom is not of it–John 18:36.

10. Because its wisdom is foolishness–1 Corinthians 1:20.

11. Because Christ does not belong to it–John 8:23.

12. Because it is condemned–1 Corinthians 11:32.

13. Because it is passing away–1 Corinthians 7:31.

14. Because it slew Christ–James 5:6; Matthew 21:39.

15. Because it is crucified to us–Galatians 6:14.

16. Because we are crucified to it–Galatians 6:14.

17. Because it is the seat of wickedness–2 Peter 1:4; 1 John 5:19.

18. Because its god is the evil one–2 Corinthians 4:4.

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