There are the sins of carnality, of the flesh--indulgence, addiction, physical pleasures returned to. . . .
there is the sin of worldliness. The first is obvious and of a lower
order. The second realm of sin is subtle and more dangerous.
"Religiousness", for instance, is of the worldly type.
are those who by natural predilection are not so much tempted to the
carnal pleasure of the flesh. They look down on those whom they
consider base, weak and vulgar. The "worldly" however are susceptible
to the great, sneaking evil of pride and self-righteousness.
like to exhibit themselves as "better" because of things like their
position, the "respectability", there success in living. . . .
"Worldliness" is not just shown in those who love the so-called
"secular", perverse and corrupt "world" . . . but also in those who
create a different "world" that may have all the trappings of "Christian
lifestyle". ANY "world" that come between the soul--the person--and
God is a fallen "world" and an idol.
When such "worlds"
become a source and milieu of pride, of the self-righteous variety,
great danger lurks in the shadows of that "world" . . . for the enemy
loves little more than to inhabit the trappings of "religiosity",
especially under the banner "Jesus", while actually working to
undermine, confuse, distract, misdirect and divide . . . with the same
violent lust that you see in those who break into perceived holy places
(churches, sanctuaries, etc.) to blaspheme, vandalize, destroy. . . .
the one . . . who appears to have "conquered" "carnal sins" showing a
certain subtly ostentatious display of austerity and "self control" . . .
while their hidden "worldliness" is actually raging . . . as they
condescend, compete, lord over . . . fully given to the "world" THEY
have created, inhabit and worship.