Bonhoeffer uses a similar phrase 'worldly Christianity'. It's J Gresham Machen that I want to line up most closely with. See his Christianity and culture here. Having done commentaries on Proverbs (Heavenly Wisdom) and Song of Songs (Heavenly Love), a matching title for Ecclesiastes would be Heavenly Worldliness. For my stance on worldliness, see 3 posts here.

10 Evil men in the Bible


1. Cain (Genesis)
2. Achan (Joshua)
3. Doeg the Edomite (1 Samuel)
4. Nabal (1 Samuel)
5. Ahab (1 Kings)
6. Gehazi (2 Kings)
7. Manasseh (2 Kings, 2 Chronicles)
8. Judas (Gospels, Acts)
9. Ananias (Acts)
10. Alexander the metal worker (1 Timothy)

2 comments:

John Field said...

Whilst Manasseh was evil 2 Chron 33 v 12/13 show that he repented which his subsequent actions surely show was genuine! He was the only one of these 10 that did repent.

Gary Brady said...

Yes, he is an anomaly