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Does Paul think this world is garbage?


But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ—the righteousness that comes from God on the basis of faith.  Philippians 3:7-9

            In a sense, yes.  Paul in Philippians 3 was comparing our confidence in the world with our confidence in God.   Paul lived in both worlds—the earthly and the heavenly—with great success in both. 
            He grew in prominence as a Pharisee, passing every test, living zealously as a Jewish leader, even persecuting Christian churches.  Then, after an encounter with Christ, Paul changed all that and shifted his emphasis to building Christian churches around Greece and what’s known as Turkey today.
            After seeing both worlds, Paul said all his efforts in Godly things were the most valuable.  In fact, in true comparison, the value of the heavenly far exceeded anything he did in the earthly.  He would score heavenly as a 100 on a scale from 1 to 10.  It surpassed the earthly that far.
            Think of items you have in your house.  Once those things were so important and you needed them.  Now, over time, as you look it, you see it as garbage that needs to be thrown out--like a VCR or a Sony Walkman (CD player).  Time shows the true value of things.  You only want things that will last.
            Faith in God will last eternity.  The things in this world will hit the garbage when you die.