Where do people get the phrase, "Be in the world, but not of the world" when that actual phrase is not in the Bible?


Clarify Share Report Asked February 19 2018 Open uri20160814 22360 kt3h0o MELINDA GOULD

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
Although (as noted in the question) no individual Bible verse contains those exact words, the phrase is expressing a thought that does have a Biblical basis.

To me, the clearest single Biblical statement of this is John 17:6-19 (particularly John 17:11 and John 17:14) where John records Jesus' "high-priestly" prayer to God the Father immediately prior to Jesus' betrayal and arrest. 

Also, John said in one of his epistles (1 John 1:15-17), "Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world -- the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life -- is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passes away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever."

February 19 2018 2 responses Vote Up Share Report

Mini Craig Ohlson
In John 14:36 Jesus says that “His kingdom is not of this world.” So, even though he was living here in the world as we do, he was not living to its standards but that of His Father’s in heaven.

Also in John 8:23 Jesus told the Pharisees that they were from below and He was from above. “You are of this world, I am not of this world.”

March 16 2018 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

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