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This presentation looks at how the world opposes the Christian and how believers can overcome it.

This presentation looks at how the world opposes the Christian and how believers can overcome it.

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  • 1. Ultimate Fighting Warfare with the World
  • 2. quot;I try to hold on to this world with everything I have But I feel the weight of what it brings, and the hurt that tries to grab The many trials that seem to never end, his word declares this truth, That we will enter in this rest with wonders anew quot; - Jeremy Camp, There Will Be A Day - Warfare with the World
  • 3. • Overview of the World • Warnings about the World • Persecutions from the World • Destiny of the World • Overcoming the World
  • 4. What is the World? Kosmos: • Condition of orderliness • Sum total of everything • Sum of all beings • Planet earth • Humanity in general • System of human existence - Warfare with the World
  • 5. What is the World? “An organized system, made up of a set of ideas, people, activities, purposes; it is the system that keeps things going.” - Warren Wiersbe “We bring you news from the world of sports…” Simply put: It is a system that opposes God. - Warfare with the World
  • 6. What is the World? 1. Man’s Fallen Nature quot;For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world.quot;(1 John 2:16) 2. Satan quot;We know that we are of God, and that the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.quot;(1 John 5:19) - Warfare with the World
  • 7. Messages of the World - Warfare with the World
  • 8. A Response… - Warfare with the World
  • 9. Another Response… - Warfare with the World
  • 10. Another Response… - Warfare with the World
  • 11. State of the World quot;And the devil said to Him, “I will give You all this domain and its glory; for it has been handed over to me, and I give it to whomever I wish. “Therefore if You worship before me, it shall all be Yours.”quot;(Luke 4:6-7) quot;I will not speak much more with you, for the ruler of the world is coming, and he has nothing in Me;quot;(John 14:30) - Warfare with the World
  • 12. State of the World quot;And the great dragon was thrown down, the serpent of old who is called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.quot;(Revelation 12:9) quot;We know that we are of God, and that the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.quot;(1 John 5:19) quot;and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God; this is the spirit of the antichrist, of which you have heard that it is coming, and now it is already in the world.quot;(1 John 4:3) - Warfare with the World
  • 13. Warnings About the World “For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?“ (Matthew 16:26) - Warfare with the World
  • 14. Warnings About the World quot;For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.“ (Ephesians 6:12) quot;Do not love the world nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world.“ (1 John 2:15-16) - Warfare with the World
  • 15. Warnings About the World quot;if God is dead, something will indeed take God's place; it will either be megalomania or erotomania- the drive for power or the drive for pleasure, the clenched fist or the phallus, Hitler or Hugh Hefner.” - Malcolm Muggeridge - Warfare with the World
  • 16. Warnings About the World quot;Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.“ (James 1:27) quot;You adulteresses, do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.“ (James 4:4) - Warfare with the World
  • 17. Warnings About the World quot;For if, after they have escaped the defilements of the world by the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and are overcome, the last state has become worse for them than the first.quot;(2 Peter 2:20) quot;See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ.quot;(Colossians 2:8) - Warfare with the World
  • 18. Persecution From the World “The world cannot hate you, but it hates Me because I testify of it, that its deeds are evil.quot;(John 7:7) “If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, because of this the world hates you.quot;(John 15:19) quot;Do not be surprised, brethren, if the world hates you.quot;(1 John 3:13) - Warfare with the World
  • 19. Persecution From the World Christian publishers Zondervan and Thomas Nelson are facing a $60 million federal lawsuit for publishing quot;homophobic and prejudicialquot; translations of the Bible, from a man who claims he and other homosexuals have suffered based on what the suit claims is a misinterpretation of the Bible. – Christianpost, July 2008 In British Columbia, Dr. Chris Kempling, a school counselor, was suspended without pay for three months in 2005 for writing a letter to the editor of the local newspaper criticizing the Liberal government's same-sex marriage legislation. In 2006, Canadian professor David Mullan was fined $2,100 by Cape Breton University, after he told a student homosexuality was quot;unnatural.“ – Christianpost, August 2008 - Warfare with the World
  • 20. Persecution From the World quot;They are from the world; therefore they speak as from the world, and the world listens to them.“ (1 John 4:5) quot;And you were dead in your trespasses and sins, in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience.“ (Ephesians 2:1-2) quot;in whose case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving so that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.“ (2 Corinthians 4:4) - Warfare with the World
  • 21. Persecution From the World Taliban gunmen shot and killed 34-year-old Gayle Williams, a Christian aid worker in Kabul, as she was walking to work because she was quot;spreading her religion,“ the Associated Press (AP) reported. The Taliban claimed responsibility for shooting Williams, a South African – British national who worked with disabled Afghans. – October 2008. On July 20, Pastor Abraham was assaulted by Hindu extremists in Haveri district, Karnataka state, India. According to The Voice of the Martyrs contacts in India, “During a worship service at Friends Mission Prayer Band Church, in Konvallichawla village, 20 members of a radical Hindu group assaulted Pastor Abraham in the presence of his family and congregation. During the attack the mob destroyed all the Christian literature in the church, including Bibles.” – July 2008. - Warfare with the World
  • 22. Persecution From the World “You are free in our time to say that God does not exist. You are free to say that He does exist but He is evil. You are free to say like some poor satirists that He would like to exist if He could. You may talk of God as a mystification or a metaphor. You may boil him down with gallons of long words or boil him to the rags of metaphysics, and it is not merely that no one punishes you for it, but nobody protests. But if you speak of God as a thing like a tiger - as a reason for changing one’s conduct - then the modern world will stop you somehow if it can. We have long past talking about whether an unbeliever should be punished for being irreverent; it is now thought irreverent to be a believer.” - G. K. Chesterton - Warfare with the World
  • 23. Struggle with the World quot;For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.“ (Ephesians 6:12) - Warfare with the World
  • 24. The Destiny of the World quot;and those who use the world, as though they did not make full use of it; for the form of this world is passing away.quot;(1 Cor. 7:31) quot;But by His word the present heavens and earth are being reserved for fire, kept for the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men…But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and its works will be burned up.quot;(2 Peter 3:7,10) - Warfare with the World
  • 25. The Destiny of the World quot;But according to His promise we are looking for new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness dwells.quot;(2 Peter 3:13) quot;Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth passed away, and there is no longer any sea.quot;(Revelation 21:1) - Warfare with the World
  • 26. The Plan of God Present World Christ’s Church New World “but I have chosen you out of the world” (John 15:19) - Warfare with the World
  • 27. The Plan of God “We look back into the Scriptures and see that the true Church was to be composed of those were born again, called out of the world and hated by it. The body of believers was to be a company of witnesses to the truth in the midst of a Christ-rejecting world, despised and rejected by the world even as Christ had been rejected of men (Isaiah 53:3).” - Donald Barnhouse - Warfare with the World
  • 28. Overcoming the World • Be Born Again • Crucify the Old Nature • Walk in the Spirit • Renew your Mind - Warfare with the World
  • 29. Be Born Again quot;For whatever is born of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. Who is the one who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?“(1 John 5:4) quot;You are from God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world.quot;(1 John 4:4) “They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.quot;(John 17:16) - Warfare with the World
  • 30. Be Born Again quot;These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33) - Warfare with the World
  • 31. Crucify the Old Nature quot;But may it never be that I would boast, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.“ (Galatians 6:14) quot;For by these He has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, so that by them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world by lust.quot;(2 Peter 1:4) - Warfare with the World
  • 32. Walk in the Spirit quot;Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may know the things freely given to us by God,quot;(1 Corinthians 2:12) - Warfare with the World
  • 33. Renew Your Mind quot;And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.quot;(Romans 12:2) quot;Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth.quot;(Colossians 3:1-2) “As the brain informs the body, the mind informs the soul.” - Ravi Zacharias - Warfare with the World
  • 34. quot;There will be a day with no more tears, no more pain, and no more fears There will be a day when the burdens of this place, will be no more, we’ll see Jesus face to face But until that day, we’ll hold on to you always“ - Jeremy Camp, There Will Be A Day - Warfare with the World
  • 35. Ultimate Fighting Warfare with the World