A worldly Christian?
Reade, "Deadness to the World")
"I have given them Your word. And the
world hates them because they do not
belong to the world—just as I do not."
To be a worldly Christian is a
in terms. Nothing can be more evident than
this—that every true disciple of Christ, like
his Lord and Master, is not of the world.
He is different in spirit and in practice.
A heart glued to the world—a heart
enchained by its pleasures, profits,
and cares—a heart in which the world
sits enthroned—can never be a heart
acceptable unto God.
Such a heart can never serve both God
and Mammon. Two masters so opposite in
their commands, can never, by the same
servant, be wholly and universally obeyed.
A heart in which Christ reigns, knows well
how to estimate the vanities of time, and
the glories of eternity!