The World and Its God


“We read in Scripture that the earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof. He sends the rain and the sunshine, and gives the increase of the field and the fruits of the earth. But the world is Satan’s. His ownership of the world, so far from being questioned by Scripture, is strongly asserted and acknowledged. Satan dispayed to our Lord ‘all the kingdoms of the world and the glory of them’ (Matthew 4:8), and offered to give them to Him upon one condition. The Lord refused the offer, but did not question the ownership. Consequently the world is still Satan’s. The Lord Jesus acknowledged this at a later times, saying, ‘The Prince of this world cometh and hath nothing in Me’ (John14:30), and the last of all His apostles, near the close of his long life, described the condition of affairs, saying, ‘The whole world lieth in the evil one’ (I John 5:19). The Lord Jesus declared that the world hated Him because He ‘testified of it that its works are evil’ (John 7:7). He did not distinguish or bestow praise on any of the works of this world-system upon which men pride themselves, but pronounced them all uncompromisingly and unequivocally evil. The man who dares do that is still hated.”


I bought this book some time ago. A teacher of mine recommended this author to me, referring me to another book. The author has been passed from this world for a long while, so once finally stumbling upon a retailer that held his content, instead of purchasing the book recommended, I purchased this title, The World and Its God, upon reading the above words of its description.


This book is old knowledge. It was copyrighted in 1905 but reprinted in 2008. The Bible says, “Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart” (Psalm 37:4). I’ve come to see that what one does in the daylight in their spare time is often what is their delight. So about this time, when I ordered this book, that is what I was doing—delighting in God. Ordering books, dwelling on Him, growing in his word, grace, knowledge, and so forth.


This book is an excellent read. I was surprised that my bookstore held this book last night when I looked it up. As stated, this book is old knowledge. The website or company that I purchased this book is no longer up or running anymore. So, this book cover used here is the cover of mine that I read, but book covers change: so the content is the same. When one goes to my site, the long quotation that I have on my page comes from this title here. It is an excerpt that was so profound to me.


Philip Mauro was a counselor at Law, author, and a man of God. If interested in this title, look no further. Get yours here: https://bookshop.org/a/56410/9781983805806




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