|TRINITY BIBLE CHURCH|
Worldliness is a satanic system of ungodliness that opposes God. Such a system includes any and all philosophies or ideologies that are opposed to God or reject the truth of His Word. It relates to the Greek term hēdonḗ, by which the modern term hedonism is derived. Hedonism propagates the idea that if it feels good, do it. Thus, worldliness emanates in the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the boastful pride of life. How then are believers to overcome worldliness? James revealed that God gives grace to overcome worldliness. Since God provides grace to overcome worldliness, James now presents ten commands for believers as the remedy against worldliness in James 4:7-10.