The Children of God and The Children of the Devil
In the world their are two types of people, God's children and the devil's children. You are either one or the other, there is no in between. Everyone who doesn't accept Christ is a child of the devil. Everyone that accepts Christ is a child of God. There is a small exception to the rule which applies to children under a certain age. They are innocent and accepted as the children of God, weather they accept Christ or not.
The children of the devil fit in with each other, for the most part. The devil spoils his children, and they get away with a lot. He blesses his children just like God blesses his children, but their blessing are very different. Satan's blessings feed his children's flesh. God also blesses Satan's children with something called common grace that pretty much all people receive. The devils main goal is to keep his children comfortable. He will give them what they want for the most part. All he wants for his children, is for them to wind up in hell. So, he makes sure to keep them preoccupied with the things of this world. Sort of like pigs being fattened up for the slaughter. The last thing he wants is for his children to suffer and go looking for God. There are however plenty of exceptions. There are many cases of Satan's children living miserable, hopeless lives. In Non-Christian countries the devil doesn't have to give as much, because their is no God to turn to when people are down and out. Even though missionaries evangelize these countries the message often does not have enough effect to change the entire culture.
God's children on the other hand are bought with a price. Jesus shed his blood for these people to get to heaven. Because they were bought with a price, they are expected to act a certain way. God does not allow his children to do what ever they please. He will not reward disobedience. If that means someone has to suffer and be miserable, then tuff. God is a strict father, that doesn't have bunch of brats running around out of control. God will chasten any of his children that get out of line, and indulge in sin. This is a fact.
7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
8 For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
6 For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.
7 If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?
8 But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.
11 My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction:
12 For whom the LORD loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.
God does not tolerate sin. The devil on the other hand wants his children living in as much sin as possible. Just look at the world we live in, and how you are expected to live. If you are not indulging in these things, they will look at you like your nothing. You will be an outcast among them. There is a reason for that. Both God and Satan don't want their children near each other.
11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.
I John 2
15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.
Satan does not want Christians telling his children how to get to heaven or rubbing off on them. These people are often hostile toward Christians. God will allow his children to be around Satan's children to evangelize them, to work with them, to live around them, etc.. He understands that we live in a wicked society and we not control who is around us. God does not want us to participate in the sin that they indulge in. If a child of God does decide to participate, it will not workout well. Bringing the holy spirit around a bunch of demons can make for a hostile encounter. God will allow Satan's children to chasten his child. This will be a dreadful life choice for any Christian. The world does not want us in it. If a child of God can not take a hint, then God will have Satan kill them.
18 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.
19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.
So my advice is to stay out of the world if you are a Christian, it just isn't going to work. If you want a blessed life filled with joy, be obedient to God. God will give you the best life you can have. Feel free to reach the lost, that is what we are left here for. Tell your family, friends, and peers about Jesus Christ. Just do not fall in love with this evil world.
I hope this was a blessing to you. I will leave you with the ticket to heaven, the gospel of grace. We are saved by Christ's shed blood and not our good works.
I Corinthians 15
1 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;
2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: