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        Being in the world but not of it. This verse I know is somewhere to be found i
This is a word that I have often been turned to in my thoughts and though I have a general sort of idea what it means, just as the Lord Jesus was in the world but He was decidely not of it how in pratical terms and in particulars would such a verse direct you in your daily living. I would be interested how this direction, because it seems to me to be a very fundemental statement and should certainly mark a christian out from all those who are this world. 
Wednesday, October 02, 2002 3:42:37 PM   bramley
      re:Being in the world but not of it. This verse I know is some   
Another way to look at it is the idea of Grace. When you become a born again christian, you are no longer under the law of sin, but now under the law of grace. Sin doesn't have any dominion over you anymore. The world is under the law of sin, you are under the law of grace. You are no longer a part of the world, but are God's now. [Romans 7:1-6] Our sinful nature was buried with Christ (we became dead to sin), and our new life is unto the grace of God, not sin anymore, so this is the way we should live. Not like sin has any grasp on us anymore (it is easy to say, but very hard to do). This passage of scripture describes it very well, using the example of a husband and wife. Also, [Romans 6,7,8] talk about this. 
Tuesday, October 15, 2002 2:47:08 PM chutas

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      re:Being in the world but not of it. This verse I know is some   
[John 15:19]
Simply put, it means that we have no choice but to live in this world, but we are not to do as the world does, ie. living a worldly life that focuses on the lusts of the eyes, hate, murder etc. The world says it is O.K. to be gay, the world says it is O.K. not to discipline our children, the world accepts adultry, certain kinds of cheating. We live in this world but are not to be like the "worldly". Does this make sense? 
Thursday, October 03, 2002 10:32:06 PM groadsmom
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