I again meditated on your confusions you posted….
I would like to share with you …following points with respect to Definition of "world ".
- It depends on how you define what constitutes the world as indicated in bible ?
- bible’s world spoken is constituted of greedy people,filthy rich people who don’t spend money for welfare of poor ones, those who are involve in immoral activities , those who are in the politics that is killing people instead of making all peopple’s welfare .
I clearly see that there is no black and white distinction for world as far as bible’s definition is concerned, many political people were serving people ‘s genuine interests …just one for example ….."Nelson Mandela against Apartheid of South Africa " …..and there are no doubt that many are bad politicians; it for individual to judge and act conscientiously , as is NOW rightly spoken with the help of timely NEW LIGHT by watchtower ..Participation in politics is conscientious decision.. Following the words and conduct of Son of god jesus , all true Christians are bound to follow his advice to follow matthew 4:23 --healing all manner of sickness, and all manner of disease among the people , if any person claims himself to be true Christian and neglects HEALING WORKS ….i am sure any follower will be guilty of being GOAT . from book of Matthew
MT 25:33 And he will set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.
MT 25:34 Then will the King say to them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:
MT 25:35 For I was hungry, and ye gave me food: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:
MT 25:36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came to me.
MT 25:37 Then will the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee hungry, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?
MT 25:38 When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?
MT 25:39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came to thee?
MT 25:40 And the king will answer and say to them, Verily I say to you, Inasmuch as ye have done it to one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it to me.
MT 25:41 Then will he say also to them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:
MT 25:42 For I was hungry, and ye gave me no food: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink:
MT 25:43 I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye
Whom would you follow schzism , will you be the sheep and perform the serving and healing works , or would you like to be a goat by not performing what is desired by son of god .would you spend preaching mere words , like Pharisees , or would you like to follow jesus .
PS – no one pleases father by rejecting the son, and no one reaches father except through SON.
- well schzism you talked a lot about SERVING Army and military and how they can afford to consider themselves to be away from the world , am I right ? .. I clearly see that all depends a lot in our conscientious decisions, a well conscientious soldier does much more good to society and cause of righteousness than the one PREACHING mere words , am I wrong ?
I see it in the words of son of our god jesus when he said …these for those who make PEACE ….
Matthew 5:9 Blessed are the peace-makers: for they shall be called children of God.
I understand the regard Jesus speaks about for those who are responsible and working hard in alien conditions to establish Peace.
Yes again I agree that most of military campaigns are for lusts of power of mad leaders. Thus it is right to make a person conscientious, rather than condemning all as equal , neglecting advise and conduct of son of god .
A true Christian who IF in army will serve with conscience, and work to establish Peace and cause of righteousness, and let us work to make the conscience of soldiers so much strong that they refuse to carry out unjustified orders of their leaders .
I didn’t under stand schzism , how you understand that playinf in football team or tennis ,or volleyball team , how do you understand that the every team member is full of sins and are part of bad habits which bible says are worldly , how can anybody by merely playing becomes FRIEND of world, I feel by taking example to extreme that by playing with any team will make us sinner , it is just attempt to promote ALIENATION ..!!