“You adulterers! Don’t you know that friendship with the world means hostility with God? So whoever wants to be a friend of this world is an enemy of God” (Jam 4:4).
Although this verse begins with “You adulterers!” it is actually applicable to everyone. One cannot be promoting the principles and values of this world and still be a friend of God. One is either God’s enemy or God’s friend based on what he favours: the values and principles of God or the values and principles of the world. Only those who favour God and His values and principles are His friends and true Christians. Those who claim to be Christian and at the same time promote the things that God hates such as homosexuality, adultery, abortion, etc. are not actually God’s friends but enemies.
Sadly, in our post-modern world, we have many so-called Christians, who are pro-world and anti-Bible. They support the politically correct ideas of the world against the radical teachings of the Bible. On the one hand claiming to be Christian, on the other hand fighting against God and His values. Thus, they are the friends of this world and enemies of God no matter how much they claim to be Christians.
However, those who will obey and promote the Bible’s teachings and the values of God are the friends of God and the true Christians.
May, God give us reverence and fear for His name, bless us with an undiluted commitment to Himself and all His principles and values. May we be faithful to Him and His Word.