THE Church..........the one that christ is building off of his Word let's us know that with out HIM, we can do nothing, and yes..........again without Christ, the best that you can do is liken unto filthy rags.<quoted text>
The Christian who cares only what his church teaches him and is otherwise uninterested in the public's opinions is not one of us.
The church teaches that unbelievers are all no good and are untrustworthy, which is why for centuries, we were considered unfit to teach, coach, adopt, give testimony, serve on juries or in other positions of public trust.
But can people who view mankind so negatively and who are openly dismissive of our opinions be trusted?
Also you are right, we ( the saints ) are not one of you, thus the blessing of being an elect by the power of almighty God
John 15:19--If ye were of the world, the world would love his own; but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you