What Does the Bible Say About Loving This World?

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.  And the world is passing away, and also its lusts; but the one who does the will of God abides forever. (1 John 2:15-17).

Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. (James 1:27, NIV).

You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world is hatred toward God?  Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.  (James 4:4, NIV).

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. (Romans 12:2).

He who loves his life loses it; and he who hates his life in this world shall keep it to eternal life. (John 12:25).

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