Tag: Adulterous

The consent of fools!

Charles Spurgeonby Charles Spurgeon

Any kind of fad which rules the hour, draws a mad crowd after it. No matter how absurd or ridiculous the mania, the worshipers of fashion cry: “These are your gods!” Yes, Satan is marvelously well obeyed by his servants!

Yet many of you church people look around on society–to follow its customs and fashions. You watch the general current–and then float upon it. You study the popular breeze–and shift your sails to suit it. You ask: “Is it fashionable?” If it is fashionable, then you must do it.

Fashion is the law of multitudes–but it is nothing more than the common consent of fools! To follow the fashions and customs of the times, is to be an enemy of God.

“You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world is hatred toward God? Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world, becomes an enemy of God!” James 4:4

by Charles Spurgeon

In The World and Yet Not of The World

J.C. Ryle 90x115by J.C. Ryle

"You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world is hatred toward God? Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world, becomes an enemy of God." James 4:4

"My prayer is not that you take them out of the world–but that you protect them from the evil one." John 17:15

Happy, indeed, is that Christian who can be in the world–and yet not of the world; who can do his duty in it–and yet not be conformed to it; who can pass through it unmoved by . . .  its smiles or its frowns, its flattery or its enmity, its open opposition or its hurtful ridicule, its sweets or its bitters, its gold or its sword!