I just thought a little too deeply on something and now I have a question. Is it just me, or does the church sometimes seem to use the word “worldly” to be synonymous with “new”? If I see a new haircut that I’ve never seen before, decide I like the looks of it, get my hair cut in that way, and head to church on Sunday should the church accuse me of having a “worldly” haircut? Who decided what a non-worldly haircut looked like? Is it whatever social norm was present when the denomination was founded? Is a spiritually minded haircut parted on the side?
Sometimes I’d just like to know what standard I’m being measured against if it is not directly from the scriptures.
Matthew 13:22. He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.
Romans 12:2. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Titus 2:12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;