Thursday, February 21, 2008


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JOHN DAVIS, pastor of Amityville Community Church, an independent, nondenominational fellowship affirming the Doctrines of the Sovereign Grace of God located in Amityville, Long Island, NY, will address the theme: "IN THE WORLD, NOT OF THE WORLD".

It is quite obvious that our world today is wicked and sinful, just as it was in the day when the Apostle Paul wrote: "Do all things without grumbling or disputing; so that you will prove yourselves to be blameless and innocent, children of God above reproach in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation..." (Philippians 2: 14-15a). We as Christians are faced with the dilemma that this is the world we live in. We are not to retreat from it and live a monastic life isolated from all but those who share our faith. As long as we live on this earth we must remain in the midst of godless sinners, as Paul continues: "...among whom you appear as lights in the world, holding fast the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I will have reason to glory because I did not run in vain nor toil in vain" (Philippians 2: 15b-16). Yet, while we are "in" the world, we must simultaneously *not* be "of" the world. As our Lord put it during His High Priestly Prayer to His Father: "I have given them Your word; and the world has hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world" (John 17:14).

During this broadcast, Pastor Davis will seek to guide Christians as we carefully walk the "tightrope" of being in the world but not of the world, prayerfully seeking to maintain balance by befriending sinners while not imitating them. In addition to his pastoral duties at Amityville Community Church, Pastor Davis is a teacher in New York City's public school system.

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