Originally Posted by Ruminator
I believe it important to remember that God was speaking to the Jews as they.. the Jews, should live as a people.
That is to say.. I don't believe that had NOTHING to do with how to deal with "the world".. know what I mean?.
I take a cue from James:
Jas 1:27 Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.
Again, that speaks of how to deal with the Church as believers.. not necessarily depending or "working with " the world.
The Bible is for believers.
2Co 11:1 I wish you would bear with me in a little foolishness. Do bear with me!