World in Union….

You originate with God, little children, and you have conquered them, because the one who is in union with you is greater than the one who is in union with the world.
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In a similar manner and with great frequency, koʹsmos is used to signify all non-Christian human society, regardless of race. This is the world that hated Jesus and his followers because they bore witness concerning its unrighteousness and because they maintained separateness from it; such world thereby showed hatred for Jehovah God himself and did not come to know him. 

Over this world of unrighteous human society and its kingdoms, God’s Adversary, Satan the Devil, exercises rulership; in fact, he has made himself “the god” of such world. 

God did not produce such unrighteous world; it owes its development to his chief Opposer, in whose power “the whole world is lying.” (Satan and his “wicked spirit forces in the heavenly places” act as the invisible “world rulers [or, cosmocrats; Gr.,ko·smo·kraʹto·ras]” over the world alienated from God.

Not simply humanity, of which Jesus’ disciples were a part, but the whole organized human society that exists outside the true Christian congregation is meant in such texts. Otherwise Christians could not cease to be a “part of the world” without dying and ceasing to live in the flesh.

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~ by DJ Camstar on 23/12/2015.

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