Scriptural references for:
Just pilgrims passing through
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Scriptural references for:
Just pilgrims passing through

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There is a way that seems right but it leads to destruction.
Pro 16:
25 There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof [are] the ways of death.

There is a way that goes against the grain of human thought and endeavor, yet it is the way that leads to everlasting life and salvation.
Mat 7:
13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide [is] the gate, and broad [is] the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
14 Because strait [is] the gate, and narrow [is] the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

Brethren, if we were of the world then the world would receive us.
Jhn 17:
14 I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
15 I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.
16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.

But because we are not of this world the world cannot understand our ways let alone receive us.
Jhn 14:
17 [Even] the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.

This world is not our home. We are citizens of the Kingdom of Heaven.
Eph 2:
19 Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;

We are just pilgrims passing through this world on our way to the promised land.
Hbr 11:
13 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of [them], and embraced [them], and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.

We are sojourners and strangers in a foreign land.
1Pe 2:
11 Dearly beloved, I beseech [you] as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;

We do not belong to any religion agreed upon by men, but instead we belong to God.
Rom 14:
8 For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord's.

If we belong to God then we should obey His voice.
Luk 8:
21 And he answered and said unto them, My mother and my brethren are these which hear the word of God, and do it.