“Whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is an enemy of God” (James 4:4). “For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God” (1 Corinthians 3:19).
“For the [PREACHING OF THE CROSS] is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the [POWER OF GOD]” (1 Corinthians 1:19).
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved” (John 3:16-17).
“HE THAT BELIEVETH ON HIM IS NOT CONDEMNED: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God” (John 3:18).
JESUS, the only begotten Son of God says: “‘If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and [TAKE UP HIS CROSS], and [FOLLOW ME]’” (Matthew 16:24).
“And he that TAKETH NOT HIS CROSS, and [FOLLOWETH AFTER ME, IS NOT WORTHY OF ME]” (Matthew 10:38).
“[HE THAT IS NOT WITH ME IS AGAINST ME]: and he that gathereth not with me scattereth” (Luke 11:23).
“[HE THAT REJECTETH ME, AND RECEIVETH NOT MY WORDS], hath one that judgeth him: [THE WORD THAT I HAVE SPOKEN, THE SAME SHALL JUDGE HIM IN THE LAST DAY]” (John 12:48).
“[NOW THE JUST SHALL LIVE BY FAITH]: but [IF ANY MAN DRAWS BACK, MY SOUL SHALL HAVE NO PLEASURE IN HIM]. But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul” (Hebrews 10:38–39).
“Nevertheless when [THE SON OF MAN COMETH, SHALL HE FIND FAITH] on the earth? (Luke 18:8).
“And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be” (Revelation 22:12).
“Behold, he cometh with clouds; and [EVERY EYE SHALL SEE HIM], and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen” (Revelation 1:8).