Love not the world: message from 2 witnesses:
Please read 1 John 2 ~
15 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.
16 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.
17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.
see also Genesis 3:6 – the tipping point for the fall of man ( read the rest of the scripture to find out what happened next)
And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.
The Bible is very consistent about this message. The love of the world leads to death…a lot of people have proven this fact over and over again. Go and turn on the TV and the news to see people killing themselves with bad habits, self inflicted abuse, various addictions, love of material goods and wealth and so with the stresses of everyday life.
Ephesians 4 explains how born again believers live and should put off the lusts of this world…
17 This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind,
18 Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart:
19 Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.
20 But ye have not so learned Christ;
21 If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus:
22 That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;
23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;
24 And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.
Need I say more…loving the world is all delusion folks, no one who had them ever came close to perfect peace nor perfect joy in fact its the opposite. And this deceitful trap brings corruption, not even a Christian would survive its downward perilous path. Stay away from these thorns…read article The Essential Parable