25 November 2011

Be Not of This World: Love of the World is Hatred of God

Continued from http://orthodoxscouter.blogspot.com/2010/11/blessing-from-god-are-not-of-this-world.html
(1 John 2:15-17)Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 不要爱世界和世界上的事。人若爱世界,爱父的心就不在他里面了。
For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. 因为凡世界上的事,就像肉体的情欲,眼目的情欲,并今生的骄傲,都不是从父来的,乃是从世界来的。
And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever. 这世界和其上的情欲都要过去,惟独遵行神旨意的,是永远常存。 
(James 4:4)Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? Whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God. 你们这些淫乱的人(原文作淫妇)哪,岂不知与世俗为友就是与神为敌吗?所以凡想要与世俗为友的,就是与神为敌了。 
(Romans 12:1-2)I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 所以弟兄们,我以神的慈悲劝你们,将身体献上,当作活祭,是圣洁的,是神所喜悦的;你们如此事奉乃是理所当然的。
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. 不要效法这个世界,只要心意更新而变化,叫你们察验何为神的善良、纯全、可喜悦的旨意。 
(John 5:18-19)If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.「世人若恨你们,你们知道(或作:该知道),恨你们以先已经恨我了。
If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. 你们若属世界,世界必爱属自己的;只因你们不属世界,乃是我从世界中拣选了你们,所以世界就恨你们。

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