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Lessons for Growing Christians
Turkey Creek Free Will Baptist Church
Lesson 4

Who in God's word is pointed out as "not having God" (2 John 1:9 KJV) Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.
(2 John 1:10 KJV)  If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed:
(2 John 1:11 KJV)  For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.

What is the term God uses to teach separation from the world. (James 1:27 KJV)  Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.
(James 2:1 KJV)  My
brethren have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons.
(James 2:2 KJV)  For if
their come unto your assembly a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, and their come in also a poor man in vile raiment;
(James 2:3 KJV)  And ye have respect to him that weareth the gay clothing, and say unto him, Sit thou here in a good place; and say to the poor, Stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool:
(James 2:4 KJV)  Are ye not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts?
(James 2:5 KJV)  Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?
Make a list and send it to us and tell me the different ways you can  keep yourself unspotted  from the world.

Who are we commanded
NOT TO LOVE? (1 John 2:15 KJV)  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.
(1 John 2:16 KJV)  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.
(1 John 2:17 KJV)  And the world passeth away and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth forever.
(1 John 2:18 KJV)  Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.
(1 John 2:19 KJV)  They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.
The next Question is this- Can a person love the world and still be right with God.  ( Many false teachers will tell you that you are able to be part of this world and STILL  be right with God.  His word says differently.
What is the danger of devoting your life to Sin?