Tell the World to Get Out!

I see this happen over and over again: people inquiring of Christians, usually to the tune of "I want to deal with this emotional, physical, or spiritual problem, but I don't want a biblical answer," or "Can you still be a Christian and not go to church/participate in something blatantly against God's word," or "Can I deal with this Bible problem in a worldly way?" I'm not speaking of needing medicines, or needing to get some help, but the help we choose to get and go for is often so far out of Christ's purview, it can have a warping effect on our Christian walk. Over and again, we're warned in Scripture to avoid worldly answers for Spiritual problems, and yet, like Israel and like the early church before us, we seek our own answers and methods to problems that only God can fix!


It's time we tell the world to get out. I'm convinced that many who do not seek or want to give biblical answers to or from other believers are ones that, when the time comes, may absolutely sell out people who are gathering in faith because it's not safe and for their own good. Why? Because history is our pattern. The more the church gets away from Scripture, the more we see people become worldly, and like Demas and others, abandoning the faith and their family in Christ for the love of the world. If we want to see God move, we have to tell the world to get out. We have to remove it from our solutions, from our lives, from our families, and from guiding our beliefs and values. How do we combat this? The answer is simple, yet it's something many of us avoid: we need to be transformed by God's Word. Romans 10:17 says "faith comes by hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ." In other words, faith increases as we hear God's word. Again, in Romans, it says "Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God" (Berean Study Bible). Tell the world to get out, and replace it all with God and His word. Watch how your eyes and ears become open to God's will for your life. Romans 12:1-2, 9-21


I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect


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Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality.


Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight. Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.




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