What does the Bible call Christians who choose to be a “friend” of the world?
Adulterers and enemies of God!
The Bible says, “You adulterers! Don’t you realize that friendship with the world makes you an enemy of God? I say it again: If you want to be a friend of the world, you make yourself an enemy of God.” (James 4:4 NLT)
Fellow Christians, James WARNS us loud and clear, if we want to be a “friend” of the world, we make ourselves an enemy of God and are called adulterers! He’s calling Christians enemies of God? Adulterers?
Jesus ate with sinners, you might say? Wasn’t Jesus a “friend” of the world? (Mark 2:16)
His relationship with the world was not social, it was redemptive. He spoke words of life to them. Words of conviction. Repentance! Those sinners He ate with, left the world to follow Him. Not the other way around. Jesus was not becoming like them.
Are you a Christian and look, dress, talk, sing, party like this world? Following the patterns of this world? If you are, then the Bible says you are not a Christian but an adulterer; an ENEMY OF GOD!