Powers created by worldliness and sin are crumbling, as they well may; "the city of God remaineth!"
Martin, too, had denounced the worldliness and greed of the Gaulish bishops and clergy.
According to Knox, Grindal distinguished himself from most of the court preachers in 1553 by denouncing the worldliness of the courtiers and foretelling the evils to follow on the king's death.
On the other hand, in spite of his worldliness, Leo was not an unbeliever; he prayed, fasted, and participated in the services of the church with conscientiousness.
Its descriptions of the worldliness and lawlessness which prevailed among the elders and pastors, i.e.