They are from the world; therefore they speak from the world’s perspective and the world listens to them.
As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” 1
Just as you sent me into the world, so I sent them into the world. 1
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, 1 but that the world should be saved through him.
Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him,
those who use the world as though they were not using it to the full. For the present shape of this world is passing away.
If you have died with Christ to the elemental spirits 1 of the world, why do you submit to them as though you lived in the world?
In no way did I mean the immoral people of this world, or the greedy and swindlers and idolaters, since you would then have to go out of the world.
Or do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world is to be judged by you, are you not competent to settle trivial suits?
But may I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which 1 the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.