Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 1 decade ago

Jesus said,'They are no part of the world'?

What did Jesus mean when he said that his followers were no part of the world?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    What is going on in the world? What are the common things the world (society of people) do?

    Every country has its own King or President (politic).

    Every country has its own government (politic).

    Every country has its own military (politic).

    Every country has its own holidays.

    Every country has its own allegiance to uphold their country's flag.

    Every country celebrates Christmas (pagan custom).

    Nations fight against nations for power (million of lives being lost).

    Every country has Christians, Muslims, Buddhists, etc. live in it.

    When one country starts war with another country, the same religious people from one country are killing the same religious people in the other country they fighting against.

    That's why Jesus said not to take part in the worldly affairs. It is a protection to separate ourselves so that we don't kill our own brothers.

    Luke 10:27: In answer he said: “‘You must love Jehovah your God with your whole heart and with your whole soul and with your whole strength and with your whole mind,’ and, ‘your neighbor as yourself.’”

    Matthew 5:43-45: “YOU heard that it was said, ‘You must love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’  However, I say to YOU: Continue to love YOUR enemies and to pray for those persecuting YOU;  that YOU may prove yourselves sons of YOUR Father who is in the heavens, since he makes his sun rise upon wicked people and good and makes it rain upon righteous people and unrighteous."

    How is it joining military and declaring wars good for any human being? If everyone has love for one another like the Bible says, there would not be any killing, is there? And God will not hold each one of us responsible for shedding another man, woman, or child's blood when we listen to his Word, the Bible. That's what Jesus meant when he said, "They (his disciples) are no part of the world".

    Most importantly, who influences and rules this world?

    (1 John 5:19) We know we originate with God, but the whole world is lying in the [power of the] wicked one.

    (Revelation 12:9) So down the great dragon was hurled, the original serpent, the one called Devil and Satan, who is misleading the entire inhabited earth; he was hurled down to the earth, and his angels were hurled down with him.

  • 1 decade ago

    Not part of the world in that they were not around "evil" things. And we should remember Jesus was born a Jew and died a Jew. He knew nothing of Christianity, nor did his disciples. They were also Jews to the end. Jesus did not come here to start another faith. He came here to clean up the old one - his own faith. He felt there were too many laws. There are 613 mitzvot - laws - not 10 as we as Christians think.

    If you look into other faiths, you will also see people apart from the world - monks in isolated places we could barely survive. Christianity doesn't have the patent on that.

  • 1 decade ago

    He meant that they are not a part of the world's ways. Even in the O.T. the Israelites were called to be different from the world. They were living in the world but did not belong to the world. Jesus disciples were described in much the same way. Jesus disciples live in the world but don't belong to it. Christians don't live by the same principles that guide this world.

  • 1 decade ago

    What does the World doing anyway? "for ever-thing in the world-the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has and does-comes not from the Father but from the world(1Jn2:16).

    do not fool yourselves; people who are immoral or homosexual perverts or who steal or greedy or are drunkards or who slander others or are thieves-none of these will possess God's Kingdom(1Cor6:9).

    the world, where there is jealousy and selfishness, there is also disorder and every kind of evil(Jas3:16).

    people who are selfish,greedy,boastful, and conceited;they will be insulting, disobedient to their parent, ungrateful, and irreligious. they will unkind, merciless, slanderer, violent,and fierce; they wil hate the good; they will be treacherous, reckless, and swolen with pride; they will love pleassure rather than God; they will hold to the outward form of our religion, but reject its real power.

    keep away from such people.(2Timothy3:1-5)

    the world where satan stand " the devil took Jesus to a very high, mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world in all their greatness "All this I will give you" the Devil said," if you kneel down and worship me" Matthew 4:8

    Jesus pray to his Father when his followers accepted his teachings even though they did not understand fully before his death.(Jn17:14)

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  • xyz1
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    He meant that his followers follow God's way (his way) and not the world's way. Okay, take pornogaphy, premarital sex, partying, weed smoking and all this other stuff popular in today's "pop culture". Followers of God's laws do NOT participate in those things....therefore, they are NOT of this world...meaning, they are a child of God and not of the world.

    And back in ancient times, those that didn't follow Jesus believed in idol worship and worshipping gods OTHER than Jesus and also believed in drunkenness and orgies. They were considered products "of the world" and not of God. But of those who followed God, they were products of "God" (who had an other-worldly kingdom) rather than "of the human world".

    Make sense? :) I could try to explain it differently if you need me to but sorry, that's the best I can do, explanation wise.

  • 1 decade ago

    Well Jesus was no part of this world and he said his followers would be no part of this world. They wouldnt take part in its sick life style of fornication,idolatry,and its politics, when they came to make jesus king he fled thats why we JWs take no part in politics or this worlds life style. To follow jesus example

    Source(s): I'm a Jehovah's witnesses
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Those who are obsessed with only this worldly life are part of this world. But Jesus' disciples were not obsessed with their life on earth. They abandoned everything for Jesus and their aim was only his kingdom which is eternal.

  • 1 decade ago

    Jesus said we have to live in the world, but we are not to be partakers in worldly (sinful) things. The concept of the world in scripture deals with the actions of those outside the moral teachings of God. Christians are not to take part in things contrary to God's commands.

  • 1 decade ago

    The world loves to let money, lust, power, etc., consume them. Jesus wanted His followers to let love for God and their fellow man be what consumes their lives. Therefore, His followers are not part of this wicked world, but part of the perfect world that's still to come.

  • 1 decade ago

    Jesus was saying that Christians do not belong to the ways and ambitions of the world, but are to be separated to love and serve Jesus as Lord.

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