Friday, 20 March 2015

Proposing to and courting with the world, adultery against God

Which thou hast commanded by thy servants the prophets, saying, The land, unto which ye go to possess it, is an unclean land with the filthiness of the people of the lands, with their abominations, which have filled it from one end to another with their uncleanness. Now therefore give not your daughters unto their sons, neither take their daughters unto your sons, nor seek their peace or their wealth for ever: that ye may be strong, and eat the good of the land, and leave it for an inheritance to your children for ever (Ezra 9:11:12).

The modern church is one that seeks the world's approval. It courts with it. This is adultery against God - spiritual adultery. We the church are angered at adultery of the world against their spouses, but what about adultery against God, He who created you, loved you first and died for you while you were still His enemy? Is not adultery against God even more serious, deserving of greater justice?

James 4:4 makes it clear that whoever seeks the world's friendship is an enemy of God. Seeking its friendship is to be unequally yoked. 2 Corinthians 6:14-16 says:

Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?  And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
No where does it say it only conditionally applies to marriage, no where! It applies to all circumstances concerning relations between the church and the world.
God had to warn the Israelites about not being seduced by the earthly peace and prosperity of the pagans for these things appeal to the lust of the eyes, lust of the flesh and pride of life (1 John 2:16). The spirit of mammon is behind this, tempting God's people into sin.