September 1, 2005
A Prayer
of Jesus
I thank thee, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to babes; yea, Father, for such was thy gracious will.
The  Voice  of  Jesus
This is my Son, my Chosen; Listen to Him!

Christian False Doctrines
#18 Jesus Came to Change the World
The False Teaching
Pope John Paul II: You must realize that you must make real the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Only in this way is it possible to change the world. Your aspiration is that the world should be changed. I say: you should change the world!
The Russian Orthodox Church: (A statement on Church and Politics) In participating in government and political processes, the Orthodox laity are called to base their work on the norms of the gospel's morality, the unity of justice and mercy (Ps. 85:10), the concern for the spiritual and material welfare of people, the love of the fatherland and the desire to transform the surrounding world according to the word of Christ.
The World Council of Churches:
Reflections on the theme of the WCC 9th Assembly: God, in your grace, transform the world. . . . .The world matters to God (Jn. 3:16) and should matter to us. We are required to deny ourselves (Mt. 16:24), not the world. Only those who deny them selves can become partners with God in transforming the world.
Exposing the Error

In John 3:16, we learn that God loved the world. He sent his Son. Does he say He sent him to change or transform the world? No. Why then? For this purpose, ..that whoever believes in him might not perish, but should have eternal life. What of those not believing? He who does not believe is condemned already (Jn.3:18). These are the world; their works are evil and they hate the Light and they do not change. Who, then, or what is changed? Only those who believe in him. Let us confirm this: Are believers of the world?  If you were of the world, the world was philia-loving its own. But because you [are] not of this world, but I chose you out of the world, because of this the world hates you (Jn.15:19). Only the believer is transformed, who is not of the world.  It is simple: the world does not change so that the Father did not send the Son to transform it. Yes, the world matters to God and to us who believe. It does not follow that the Father is transforming the world, or that he would have us transform that which does not change!  This doctrine is not only false, it is nonsense.
Declaring the Truth
In the Parable of the Tares (Mt. 13:24-30), the field is the world (vs. 38).  On finding tares in the field (world) the slaves say: Do you wish therefore when we go that we gather them? But he tells them, No, lest gathering the tares you uproot the wheat with them. Allow them to grow together until the harvest, and in the time of the harvest I will say to the harvesters: Gather first the tares and bind them into bundles in order to burn them, but the wheat gather into my storehouse. We are forbidden to root out evil from the world! The Lord prayed for his disciples, not for the world!  I ask concerning them, not concerning the world do I ask (Jn.17:9). He teaches us to set our hearts on what is in heaven, and not on anything on the earth, but all who seek to change the world have their hearts set on their vision of a transformed world - a new earth. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also (Mt.6:21). The Great Principle controls. Only those who love their lives in the world seek to remodel the world. Their factions war to change their world, or to prevent changes. Read more