|©12/04/2001 Jim Welch
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Just pilgrims passing through
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There is a way that seems right but it leads to destruction.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
21 And he answered and said unto them, My mother and my brethren are these which hear the word of God, and do it.