WHY?

(Horatius Bonar

"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.