I appeal to any old Christian who keeps their eyes open, and knows what is going on in the Churches. I ask them whether it be not true that nothing damages the cause of religion so much as “the world”? It is not open sin, or open unbelief, which robs Christ of His professing servants — so much as . . .
the love of the world,
the cares of the world,
the business of the world,
the money of the world,
the pleasures of the world, and
the desire to remain in with the world.
The world is the great rock on which thousands of young people are continually making shipwreck.
~ J.C. Ryle