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 (Romans 12:2 KJV) The Lord gives us a straight and direct commandment to “be not conformed to this world”. What does this mean?
And on her forehead was written a name of mystery: “Babylon the great, mother of prostitutes and of earth’s abominations” (Revelation 17:5, ESV) The Bible uses Babylon both literally and figuratively. Babylon was a real city in Mesopotamia and was the fascinating city of ancient times. The most important historical aspect for us is that
They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. (Jn. 17:16 NAS) Part of the reason why the Jews couldn’t stand the teachings of Jesus was because of the claims He made of Himself. They count not stand hearing Jesus, whom they thought they knew, say He was the Son