Originally Posted by NMG26
I was raised in an independent fundamentalist Baptist Church. I remember in grade school being taught about Noah and the ark, and that God would soon do the same thing to the world of the unsaved when Jesus returned, and then singing "I wish we'd all been ready".
Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.
If you are taught what the Bible teaches, then you separate yourself from the world.
Religion separates. Always has, and always will.
The chosen people are not going to burn with the rest of world at God's vengeance. Save yourself. That is how it reads and that is how it is taught.
You need to go back to what Ephesians said. Reject the "principalities" and evil ways of those who follow the world and you are given eternal hope. I hope you will encounter someone who can explain it better than me so that you will be ready.
This is what the Bible says.