Paul was not ignorant of Satan’s devices, but we are not so wise. Among his most successful devices today are these: exalting tolerance above truth; emphasizing the head more than the heart; making size more important than sort; stressing the positive to the neglect of the negative; putting happiness above holiness; majoring on this world instead of the next.
John wrote more about “the world” than anybody else in the New Testament. Our Lord said to His brothers, “The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth .” (John 7:7). To His disciples He said, “If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you” (John 15:19). The world does not hate its own. It does hate our Lord. It hates His followers. Where do you belong in this lineup?