LOVE NOT THE WORLD (Questions for Discussion)

QUESTIONS FOR DISCUSSION:

  1. According to 1 John 2:15, what is NOT in a man if he loves the world?
  2. When John talks about loving the world in 1 John 2:15-17, is that the same thing as loving worldliness?
  3. Does the word ‘world’ in 1 John 2:15 refer to worldliness when God describes the world as having things in it?
  4. Does the ‘world’ in 1 John 2:15 refer to the men in the world if God told us to love our neighbors?
  5. Compare Romans 1:18-25 and tell how that passage fits with the one in the question above.
  6. After I have understood that God has made everything in this world, should I worship God or the things He has made?
  7. According to Luke 16:14, what is mammon?
  8. Why did the Pharisees not like this teaching about mammon (Luke 16:14)?
  9. Ponder the statement made to the unjust steward in Luke 16:8.  Tell why this is true.
  10. Should we love the world in the sense of the people in the world?
  11. Matthew 6:24 and Luke 16:13 talk about serving two masters.  What are those two masters?
  12. Why can a man not serve and love the world as well as serve his Creator (Matt. 6:24)?
  13. Who/What makes the world seem as if it is in Technicolor?
  14. Why would religion seem to be in black and white?1
  15. Why did Demas leave the service of Paul the apostle and ultimately leave God (2 Tim. 4:10)?
  16. Which world are we born into (1 Tim. 6:6-7)?
  17. According to 1 John 2:16-17, what all is in the world?
  18. Are we in the world in the sense of being part of the worldly people (1 Pet. 5:9; 1 Cor. 5:9-11)?
  19. Which world in John 2:15-17 is going to pass away (Matt. 24:35; Mark 13:31; Luke 21:33; 2 Pet. 3:10-11)?
  20. If the world and the things of the world will be burned up, what kind of person ought we to be?Love Not The World

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