1 John 5:19
And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lies in wickedness.
I. THE REGENERATE.
1. Their relation to God.
(1) Of His family.
(2) Of His school.
(3) His willing servants.
2. Their consciousness of this relation.
II. THE UNREGENERATE. "Lieth in the wicked one" — in his power, dominion, influence. Some lie there as a sow in the mire; they are satisfied with their filth, they luxuriate in the pollution. Some as sufferers in a hospital; they writhe in agony, and long to get away. What a condition to be in! Better lie on the deck of a vessel about going down, or on the bosom of a volcanic hill about to break into flame.
Parallel VersesKJV: And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness.