I – ” Do not be conformed to this world (this age), [fashioned after and adapted to its external, superficial customs], but be transformed (changed) by the [entire] renewal of your mind [by its new ideals and its new attitude], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God, even the thing which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His sight for you].” (Romans 12:2 – AMP)

II – “…and not to be configured to this eon, but to be transformed by the renewing of your mind, for you to be testing what is the will of God, good and well pleasing and perfect.”
(Romans 12:2 – CLV)

III – “And stop constantly conforming yourselves to (or…So then, quit being repeatedly molded by, fashioned for or patterned together with this age…or not to constantly remodel yourself for this age], but on the contrary, be progressively transformed (transfigured; changed in form and semblance) by the renewing (or: in the renewal; for the making-back-up-new again) of your mind [The Mind; of the intellect; pertaining to the faculties of perceiving and understanding; of the mindset, disposition, inner orientation and world view] into the [situation and condition for] you…to be habitually examining in order to be testing and, after scrutiny, distinguishing and approving what [is] God’s will (design; purpose; resolve; intent): the good and well-pleasing, even perfect (finished, complete and destined)! (or…[that is] virtuous, satisfying and able to succeed in its purpose.)” (Romans 12:2 – JMNT)

IV – “Don’t let the world around you squeeze you into its own mould, but let God re-mould your minds from within, so that you may prove in practice that the plan of God for you is good, meets all his demands and moves towards the goal of true maturity.”
(Romans 12:2 – Phillips)

V – “People who refer to out-of-the-box see the box … People who don’t know the box even exists are the innovative thinkers.”
― Lisa Goldenberg

VI – “I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself.” ― Rita Mae Brown

VII – “In the spiritual life every person is his or her own discoverer, and you need not grieve if your discoveries are not believed in by others. It is your business to push on find more and increase individual happiness” ― Prentice Mulford

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