Is “Enmity” the Problem?? Pt.2

To read Is “Enmity” the Problem?? Pt. 1 please click HERE

Once again, I am confused.  As already discussed previously, James 4:4 is an extremely clear verse

 Ye adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? Whosoever therefore would be a friend of the world maketh himself an enemy of God.

And yet so many (a whole bunch, a lot, multitudes) of churches and professing Christians are not only striving to be friends with the world, they are downright fawning over it!  This video (see below) is a perfect example of professing Christians who know better than God.  They know the “truth”, that to reach the lost you have to imitate them, and strive to be one of them.  They feel that “putting on a show” is absolutely fine, because it is “just a show”.  Again I must ask, what part of the word “enmity” doesn’t anyone understand?  Is it not clear that God has declared the friend of the World to be His enemy?  Not just someone He is disappointed with, but His enemy!!  Now there will be those who will argue.  Those who look with disdain on folks like me who are “uptight legalists”, and will go on their way to have some more fun.  But the fact remains, in black print on white paper the very words of the Lord of Heaven’s Armies says this, “Whosoever therefore would be a friend of the world maketh himself an enemy of God.”  Please keep in mind that these are God’s words (not mine) as you watch this video:

Before you leave any comments condemning me for being such a un-cool, irrelevant legalist, please read once more the Words of your Creator: “Ye adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? Whosoever therefore would be a friend of the world maketh himself an enemy of God.”  Please pray about what these words actually mean (and I mean actually pray, not just pull out a pre-formed opinion and begin defending it).  There is absolutely nothing legalistic about this passage, or any passage involving salvation through Jesus Christ.  These folks (who are probably really nice people) can be saved by our Lord.  Repentance and the forgiveness of sins in Jesus name is the message that is to be preached to all.  Forgiveness of even this (blaspheming the name of Christ before a national audience) is available for those who come to Him in repentance and contrite heart.  Separating yourself from the World will by no means save you.  But once you are saved, the Holy Spirit living inside you will separate you from the World.  How could it be any different?  And why would you want it to be?

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4 Comments on “Is “Enmity” the Problem?? Pt.2”

  1. paula sauls Says:

    OH DEAR LORD JESUS COME BACK.I AM SO SAD AND ANGRY,THIS WICKED GENERATION IS BOUND FOR HELL IF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST DOES NOT HAVE MERCY.I WOULD HATE TO BE A LEADER OR PASTOR ON JUDGMENT DAY FOR MANY OF THEM WILL FIND THEIR FINAL HOME IN THE DEEPEST PART OF HELL.WE MUST TAKE A STAND REMEMBER EVEN OUR OWN FAMILIES WILL HATE US JESUS CAME TO BRING A SWORD NOT PEACE.PRAISE BE TO THE LIVING GOD HE ALONE FOUND ME OUT OF THE FALSE GOSPEL EVERYWHERE .FOUND ME THE HOLY SPIRIT OF THE LIVING GOD RAISED ME FROM THE DEAD HE GAVE ME TRUE FAITH AND TRUE REPENTANE.PRAISE GOD HE ALONE IS WORTHY.HALLELUIAH ALL I HAVE IS JESUS CHRIST.PLEASE PRAY FOR ME I AM IN A BATTLE FOR MY LIFE SERIOUSLY.BUT I HAVE COUNTED THE COST TO FOLLOW MY LORD WE MUST REMEMBER IF YOU CONFRONT RELIGIOUS CHURCH ATTENDERS THEY ARE LIKE THE PHARISEE THEY HAVE NEVER BEEN CHANGED FROM THE INSIDE OUT YOU WILL BE CALLED A LEGALIST BUT TAKE A STAND YOU MUST WE MUST REMEMBER THAT IF YOU ARE A TRUE FOLLOWER OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST THAT JESUS SUFFERED THE PUNISHMENT THAT YOU DESERVED,THAT SHOULD MAKE YOU HATE SIN FOR GOD IS HOLY IT TOOK THE DEATH OF HIS SON JESUS CHRIST TO SATISFY GOD.THIS IS WAR ARE WE READY TO TAKE A STAND AGAINST THE WORLD INCLUDING OUR OWN FAMILIES?PLEASE PRAY FOR ME I AM ABSOLUTELY DISTRAUGHT.I MUST REMEMBER THAT JESUS CHRIST IS ALL I NEED.PAULA SAULS A FOLLOWER OF MY LORD AND MASTER JESUS CHRIST.HE ALONE IS WORTHY OF OUR LIVES FOR ONE DAY WE WILL STAND ALONE BEFORE OUR MAKER WHO KNOWS OUR HEARTS FOR HE CREATED US WHAT WILL WE HEAR DEPART FROM ME OR COME BE BLESSED PLEASE MAKE YOUR CALLING AND ELECTION SURE.I AM PRAYING FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. MAY GOD HAVE MERCY ON THIS WICKED GENERATION.

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  2. ana Says:

    this is totally not acceptable!!! we have been commanded to renew our mind our spirit even our strength to give glory to only ONE God and not to any man… hopefully somebody from his church… from the elders… from his family had rebuked this pastor… may he not be imitated, in Jesus’ name.

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    • ChurchSalt.com Says:

      Unfortunately, I saw an interview with the folks putting this on, and they are quite proud of their handiwork! In their mind, it brings in crowds, so that means it works, and if something works that means it is good. It didn’t appear as though they had given any thought whatsoever on whether or not it was Godly. Truly pragmatism has replaced holiness in modern “christianity”. What has happened to fear of the Lord?
      Thanks for stopping by, Ana!

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