Living a Counter-World Life

We often declare that as disciples of Jesus Christ, we the church, are to live counter-culturally.  It seems we’ve taken the sentiments of the last few church generations that “the world” is the enemy.  Then we’ve continued that thinking in our interaction with culture.  The ideology is that we don’t belong to the curse-corrupt world if we’ve trusted in Jesus.  True.  An identity shift has taken place and a sudden yet progressive transformation has begun.  But “the world” is not the enemy.  Jesus came for, died for and was resurrected for “the world.”  That includes me, you and, as far as w