Worldliness: Another Great Enemy of the Church

What exactly is worldliness? Many Christians are not aware that the Bible never uses the term worldliness. In fact, it only uses the term worldly twice—in Titus 2:12 and Hebrews 9:1—and only in the Titus passage does it address this concept of worldliness as it is used in the church today.

Contemporary Concepts of Worldliness

The Lack of Leaders

There is a lack of leadership in the church—leaders who will stand in defense of the whole Bible and leaders who will aggressively attack the enemies of the Bible. The devil has always used subtle, underhanded, plausible men and methods. The devil is a soothsayer, and so are his followers.

God's Wall Builders

In the Old Testament, Nehemiah is an outstanding example of a godly wall-builder. A careful reading of the entire Book of Nehemiah will be a great blessing and encouragement to those who, like Nehemiah, have a sincere desire to be faithful to God even in these perilous times. Note several things about the life, ministry, attitudes, and actions of this faithful servant of the Lord:

[1] He had a genuine concern for the welfare of God’s people (1:3, 4).

Why Contend for the Faith?

From all corners of the world comes a challenge to God’s Word. Doubt and denial are encouraged by the enemy. Everything seems against the gospel of Christ. But we must remain to fulfill our duty. What is the duty of Christian men at such a time? What is the duty, in particular, of leaders in the work?

Five Things You Don't Need to Be an Effective Minister of Jesus Christ

Many Christians today are under the impression that in order to be truly effective or useful for the Lord, they need a better education or more credentials or a flashy program to implement or follow. Some perpetually seem to feel that God can only use them if they were to live somewhere else or if their circumstances were different.

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