This last weekend I was leading a discussion that centered around the idea of that we are not to be OF the world. In the world yes, but not of it. We were discussing 1 John 2:15-17 which tells us not to love the world. But if we are not to love the world, then we have to know what the world or “Spirit of the Age” is. If we don’t name it, then it is very easy to get lulled to sleep and passively get sucked into being a part of it. We came up with three Spirits of the Age: Busyness, Tolerance (which really means accepting anything as truth) and Consumerism.
As I’m sure you can figure out, these worldly trends have a huge impact on us when it comes to singleness, dating and marriage. Now I’ll spend some time on each of these in different ways in the following weeks but for today, I just want to mess with us a little in case you think these things aren’t impacting where we are going.