In the World, but Not of the World

John 15:19

If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.

1 John 2:15-17

Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions—is not from the Father but is from the world. And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever.

John 17:16

They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.

1 John 5:19 

We know that we are from God, and the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.

John 15:18-19 

If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.

1 Corinthians 2:14

The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned.

Jesus was very clear in what he stated in the New Testament. There are only two opposing forces in this world: good and evil. Those who are not spiritual minded in Christ are by default children of the Devil. What makes this equation even more contentious is the blatantly obvious reality that those outside the body of Christ are totally oblivious. They are physically, mentally, and spiritually unable to discern fact from fiction, good from evil, morality from immorality, therefore there will never be peace, as the road to salvation is narrow and, as the Word explicitly states, those in Christ will eventually come under persecution on a much more ubiquitous, universal level than what is currently in motion.

But what does it mean to be in the world, but not of the world? Simply, that we are called to realize up from down and reject that which is perverse and evil in a perpetually degenerating existence. As time moves forward, the concept of virtue will continually morph until that which is considered good will be wholly unrecognizable to the “Jesus Freak”. That which is good will be considered evil and vice versa. We have already seen this sharply taking shape over the course of the last few decades, and the momentum is only building.

Our lives are a passing blip, gone in an instant, with the next moment never guaranteed. Before we know it 20 years have passed only to leave us scratching our heads wondering how much faster the next twenty, if we’re lucky, will take us by storm. While the world offers fleeting fancies and fleshly wonders, we are all fated to fade into dust and in within passing moments will be nothing but distant memories to those who will proceed us. The existentialists reconcile this fact by declaring meaninglessness, but they are solely of this world and are likely to fall into depths of Hades upon expiration.

Those not of the world are called to look beyond the confines of this wicked existence perpetually torn by violence, hatred, division, and perversion. We are called to seek truth and God with a humble, childlike heart, and love Him for his virtue. We are to place our attention on that which is to come beyond this world and not succumb to the traps of carnality or ego. We are to recognize that our nature, by default, is evil due to events that have taken place before us, and our only hope is redemption and salvation through the true Living God.

Evilkind® stands in opposition to the deception. We are an organization and brand acutely aware of that which is evil, and enthusiastically stand in alliance with this very foundational credo: In the world, but NOT of the world. 



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