The Biblical Jesus has come to cause division. His Word cuts to the bone and brings needful separation. God’s truth divides. It is absolute. His Word. His Doctrine. God draws a line, and calls us to step over it. Salvation is the ultimate division. You’re either saved, or not. It’s important we’re on the right side of the dividing line.
(51) Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather DIVISION:
(52) For from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three.
(53) The father shall be DIVIDED against the son, and the son against the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the mother in law against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.
This is not the gentle Jesus meek and mild variety.
THE BIBLICAL JESUS has come to cause DIVISION.
And it has always been this way.
Jesus was radical. He threw the money changers out of the temple. He did not pussy foot around. There is a rightful division.
Moses told Pharaoh:
And I will put a DIVISION between my people and thy people: to morrow shall this sign be.
He calls out His people to Himself. He takes us out, to be a people for his name (Acts 15:14).
Jesus divides His people from THE WORLD’S SINFUL WAYS. He says, Come, follow me. He makes them His own special people.
We are not to LIVE and THINK like the world – or to be UNEQUALLY YOKED together with them.
The Word of God calls us to be a SEPARATED PEOPLE.
“True BIBLICAL SEPARATION …always begins and ends with A RIGHT RELATIONSHIP WITH CHRIST, a GENUINE ARDOR FOR TRUTH, and a focus on THE HEART’S ATTITUDE and CONDITION, rather than mere conformity to external rules.” (D Cloud)
The Lord Jesus Christ is OUR PERFECT EXAMPLE – of A SEPARATED WALK before God.
He was “SEPARATE from sinners.” (Heb. 7:26) and yet He LOVED SINNERS.
He was “FULL of GRACE AND TRUTH” (John 1:14).
Christ was full of BOTH GRACE and TRUTH in perfect relationship.
Our Lord calls on us also to have the same GRACE and HUMILITY, and a QUIET, TEACHABLE SPIRIT.
JESUS DIVIDES. When Jesus stepped in there was a division…
So there was a division among the people because of him.
Therefore said some of the Pharisees, This man is not of God, because he keepeth not the sabbath day. Others said, How can a man that is a sinner do such miracles? And there was a division among them.
There was a division therefore again among the Jews for these sayings.
THE HOLY ONE is SET APART from all that is SINFUL and DEFILED and IMPURE.
It is His very NATURE and CHARACTER.
Holiness has a BEAUTY and a WONDER to it.
GOD is SEPARATED.
And God commands AN UNCONDITIONAL HOLINESS from HIS PEOPLE.
…Ye shall BE HOLY: for I the LORD your God AM HOLY… (4) Turn ye not unto idols, nor make to yourselves molten gods: I am the LORD your God.
God commands us to BE A HOLY PEOPLE.
1 Peter 2:9
But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, AN HOLY NATION, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of DARKNESS into his marvellous LIGHT:
Because God the Father is a holy God, he begets HOLY CHILDREN.
God has set His own people apart as “HOLY,” as A SEPARATED PEOPLE.
There is a quality of INWARD HOLINESS He gives to those who are truly BORN AGAIN.
It has A TRANSFORMING EFFECT…
(12) Wherefore, my beloved… work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
(13) For IT IS GOD WHICH WORKETH IN YOU BOTH TO WILL AND TO DO OF HIS GOOD PLEASURE.
(14) Do all things without murmurings and disputings:
(15) That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye SHINE AS LIGHTS IN THE WORLD;
God separates us from what is “DARKNESS”.
It is rightful that we apply Biblical principles of godliness to our everyday Christian walk and witness.
I urge you to STAND WITH HIM, no matter what.
We are called to be A HOLY PEOPLE, and also to be people of TRUTH
When we stand with JESUS we stand with THE TRUTH.
In these darkening and difficult days we are called to maintain A PURE TESTIMONY for Christ. People don’t like that. They like to invent THEIR OWN VERSION of what is Truth.
TRUTH is DIVISIVE.
As God’s people, we believe there is an absolute standard of ABSOLUTE TRUTH.
“THUS SAITH THE LORD”.
It OFFENDS people.
But we will stand for the truth anyhow.
It offends those who would rather think the cosmos just evolved itself. And those who would rather deny God exists, really because He is inconvenient to their lifestyle. They are just kidding themselves.
To such sad people who prefer to swallow lies and falsehood, I proclaim to you: TRUTH MATTERS.
We need to have a right view of TRUTH.
We dare not DOWNPLAY or REDEFINE GOD’S TRUTH to make it more palatable. There is no NEW, REVISED SENSITIVE NEW AGE VERSION. TRUTH is TRUTH. It ALWAYS HAS BEEN and it ALWAYS WILL BE. Whether you believe it or not. Truth divides. But I would rather stand on the side of truth, wouldn’t you?
As it has been said:
Truth is OBJECTIVE not SUBJECTIVE.
Truth is ABSOLUTE.
It is not a SLIDING SCALE.
The truth may not seem POLITICALLY CORRECT because it does not tell people who cling to FALSE VERSIONS of the truth that they are safe in BELIEVING LIES.
Truth is not TRENDY.
It is not our job to make the truth EASIER or more ATTRACTIVE.
It is our job to love people by remaining FAITHFUL TO THE TRUTH; the Holy Spirit will do the rest.
We DESPERATELY need DISCERNMENT in these days. Days in which our children are being EDUCATED in LIES and LIBERALISM.
As we DRAW CLOSER to God, the further we get AWAY FROM what is CONTRARY to HIS CHARACTER.
As God’s people we need to come to KNOW and BELIEVE THE TRUTH.
A HALF-TRUTH is a LIE.
There is NO PLACE for TOLERATION.
I have CHOSEN THE WAY OF TRUTH…
Separation from error is normal and natural as we follow the GOD of TRUTH.
God creates in us a HATRED of EVERY FALSE WAY…
Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way. (& Psalms 119:128)
The FAITHFUL CHURCH is said to be
THE PILLAR AND GROUND OF THE TRUTH (I Tim.3:15).
The PILLAR gives solid SUPPORT for the entire structure, and the GROUND is the FOUNDATION.
So, God’s church is to SUPPORT and be FOUNDED upon THE TRUTH.
The CHURCH is the NOT THE SOURCE OF TRUTH, GOD is.
As the church we are called to faithfully DELIVER and DEFEND GOD’S TRUTH.
The New Testament emphasises TRUTH and DOCTRINE.
The word TRUTH appears in the epistles seventy seven times. And DOCTRINE(S) appears an additional twenty nine times.
The early church CONTINUED IN THE APOSTLES’ DOCTRINE. GOD’S PLAN has NOT CHANGED.
GOD’S METHOD is that the prophet DELIVER THE MESSAGE, even if people refuse to listen and even get hostile (Ezek.3:4-7).
He calls the preacher to give the people the message they NEED to hear, not the message they WANT to hear.
TRUTH DIVIDES. It did in EZEKIEL’S day. Ezekiel’s message was unpopular and negative. He was told to declare that the Babylonians were going to invade Jerusalem and carry many Jews away captive (Ezek. 5:12-17). That was NOT what the people wanted to hear!
The false teachers of his day chose to preach AN UPBEAT, POSITIVE MESSAGE designed to PLEASE THE PEOPLE. Contrary to THE WORD OF THE LORD, they boldly and defiantly proclaimed that all would be well! The false prophets SEDUCED the people with their SWEET WORDS. They preached
“peace; and there was no peace” (Ezek. 13:10).
TRUTH DIVIDES. It did in PAUL’S day. Paul preached the whole counsel of God. He said,
“by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day for three years” (Acts 20:31).
How many in our shallow, worldly age would want to hear A WARNING MINISTRY (negative by its very nature) that continued night and day for three years?
WARNING is a manifestation of GENUINE LOVE.
A loving father will warn his son, lest he should be harmed.
If you see danger approaching and you fail to warn it is not showing love, but hatred.
There is a desperate need for warning in our pulpits today. I don’t want blood on my hands for failing to warn you.
It is not easy to give warning, but it is necessary.
FAITHFUL Biblical teaching must include WARNING.
A CONTINUOUS TEACHING AND WARNING MINISTRY IS ESSENTIAL so that we might PRESENT EVERY MAN MATURE IN CHRIST JESUS (Col. 1:28).
TRUTH DIVIDES. ERROR MUST BE EXPOSED. We must correct our unbiblical ways of thinking.
Sin must be dealt with.
We are living in perilous times – with doctrines of devils on every hand.
May God raise up many faithful men who will warn night and day with tears!
Let us consider one another to provoke unto love and good works—exhorting one another and encouraging one another and edifying one another—and so much the more as we see the day approaching (Heb. 10:24-25; Col. 3:16; Eph. 4:29; 1 Thess. 5:14).
We will continue to “preach the Word” and will “exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine” (2 Timothy 4:2) regardless of the response.
We must be about the work of DEFENDING, UPHOLDING, TEACHING, and BOLDLY PROCLAIMING DOCTRINE AND TRUTH.
Yes TRUTH divides. Sadly, some prefer LIES.
It is GOD WHO is the AUTHOR and SOURCE of all TRUTH.
We determine to serve THE GOD OF TRUTH.
One of the names of the HOLY SPIRIT is the Spirit of TRUTH (John 14:17; 15:26; 16:13).
But WE MUST STAND WITH THE TRUTH, NO MATTER WHAT.
For us to be able to separate from what is FALSE we must recognise TRUTH from ERROR.
How do we do this?
How do we know what is TRUE?
How will we decide?
THE BIBLE DIVIDES
God’s Word is called
THE WORD OF TRUTH (2 Corinthians 6:7).
God DRAWS A LINE.
He SEPARATES the WHEAT from the CHAFF.
DIVISION is right through the Word of God.
There is a division between RIGHTEOUSNESS and UNRIGHTEOUSNESS.
There are things that are RIGHT and there are things that are WRONG.
DISCERNMENT has gone out the window. Why do? Many are perishing for lack of knowledge. Why?
Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but OF HEARING THE WORDS OF THE LORD:
As a people we have neglected GOD’S WORDS, the Bible.
BIBLICAL ILLITERACY prevails.
People know much more about their sports and movie heroes than they do about the Biblical heroes of the faith. People scarcely fellowship where they will hear THE WORD OF GOD soundly preached or taught.
There is truly A FAMINE IN THE LAND. The churches are filled with people with very little knowledge of the Bible, let alone obedience to its message. And the Christian bookshops and numbers of the popular preachers largely feed their ignorance.
THE BIBLE DIVIDES. It RANKLES PEOPLE. It GETS UNDER THEIR SKIN.
It divides the joints and marrow. It is sharp, incisive, painful.
It says that sin is sin. It says repent.
It penetrates deep down into the core of a man and surgically severs the spiritual cancers and creates life…
For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the hear
The Bible divides.
But we will stand with the Bible.
We believe that the Bible is the INSPIRED INERRANT Word of the living God. In other words, it is TOTALLY WITHOUT ERROR.
We believe that THE BIBLE WE HAVE TODAY IS THE INSPIRED WORD OF GOD.
The Bible we TRUST in and TEACH FROM is ENTIRELY TRUSTWORTHY.
God’s Word, the Holy Bible, is ABSOLUTE TRUTH given to us by the God who cannot lie.
And God’s word gives instruction in every area of life.
Yes, it is DIVISIVE…
The Word of God should be our spiritual filter, by which we decide what we do and do not do. It brings discernment.
Sadly some WATER DOWN and BUTCHER THE BIBLE, and PARAPHRASE and CORRUPT it, instead of RECEIVING THE WORD, and BELIEVING it.
THE BIBLE DIVIDES. It teaches us what God wants us to know. It is called
THE WORD OF HIS GRACE.
GRACE has come into believer’s hearts,
“teaching us that denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in this present world.”
The word “TEACHING” here refers to “child-training,” including discipline. Grace promotes discipline, standards of godliness, and separation from worldly lusts. (Rom. 6:16-18)
God trains His children to separate from worldly things which could draw them back into a SINFUL LIFESTYLE or cause a believer to LOSE THEIR TESTIMONY.
Let God’s Word do its work in you.
There is a purifying effect from
THE WASHING OF WATER BY THE WORD…
He is purifying His church, working in each member of the Body of Christ.
- JESUS DIVIDES
- TRUTH DIVIDES
- THE BIBLE DIVIDES
- DOCTRINE DIVIDES
DOCTRINE means TEACHING.
Much of Christendom these days is permeated with FALSE DOCTRINE.
Like children who prefer to fill up on lollies, modern churchgoers prefer to load up on fluff.
FALSE DOCTRINE acts like a POISON.
It would be easier for me to preach to you some general FEEL GOOD MESSAGE, but we have a responsibility before God to preach SOUND DOCTRINE.
- To preach against SIN.
- To declare that God wants His people to be separate from RELIGIOUS APOSTASY.
False religious systems, such as Roman Catholicism – which has murdered countless millions… It is a demonic system filled with idolatry, mysticism, and false teachings.
God hates FALSE RELIGION.
The Bible REBUKES false religion.
God REJECTS FALSE WORSHIP, MIXED WORSHIP.
When the children of Israel were living in Egypt, a land filled with false worship and idolatry, God sent Moses to Pharaoh and told him,
“LET MY PEOPLE GO”.
Pharaoh repeatedly tried to get Moses to compromise. But he would not.
God called for the COMPLETE and IMMEDIATE SEPARATION OF HIS PEOPLE from the false religion and bondage of Egypt.
God’s people were not to set up an altar to the Almighty God alongside the heathen altars of Egypt.
God teaches us what to do, how to worship, and how to conduct ourselves.
God wants us to abide in sound doctrine. Sound practice.
…the LORD doth put a difference between the Egyptians and Israel.
God had sent Moses out into the hot dusty desert for 40 years, before he was ready for the task God was to assign him.
God had to strip away all the odours of Egypt off of Moses, so he could be totally sold out to the Lord.
God gets the world out of us, so we may be fully usable in the Kingdom of God.
God calls out a separated people unto Himself. That’s what He did taking the Israelites out of Egypt so they could worship Him in Spirit and in Truth.
We can also see how DOCTRINE DIVIDES in the life and ministry of Elijah.
Elijah obeyed God’s call, and was reviled as a
“TROUBLER OF ISRAEL”.
He also would not cooperate with the apostate religion of his day. What a price he paid–LONELINESS, TEARS, REVILING, HATRED!
Compromising Obadiah received Ahab’s favours. But who was the preacher who received the “WORD OF THE LORD,” fearlessly met the prophets of apostasy, led a great spiritual awakening in Israel and brought rain from heaven?
It was not the smooth talking Obadiah, with his inoffensive message, but the it was the “troubler of Israel,” the separated Elijah!
Satan uses subtle methods to try and conquer us. There are many false religions and philosophies which have invaded the church – by popular authors, even in theology books, study Bibles, Christian magazines, or colleges, and even through friends or family who have followed along with false gospels.
False doctrine is like a leaven which, if left unchecked, can corrupt the whole assembly of believers (Matt.16:11-12).
“A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump”
- But it must be stood up for.
- No matter the cost.
HERETICS must be rejected (Titus 3:10).
Those who cause DOCTRINAL DIVISION are to be AVOIDED (Rom.16:17).
Those who bring FALSE DOCTRINES concerning the Person and work of the Lord Jesus are to be REJECTED (2 John 9-10).
The saints who seek a pure church are to
COME OUT FROM AND BE SEPARATE (2 Cor.6:14-17).
The believer is to TURN AWAY from those who have ONLY
A FORM OF GODLINESS (2 Tim.3:3-5).
If we tolerate FALSE DOCTRINE it will ruin the purity of the church.
FALSE DOCTRINES will
“increase unto more ungodliness, and their word will eat as doth a canker” (2 Tim.2:16-17a).
There is dire need for DOCTRINAL PURITY.
UNITY AT THE EXPENSE OF THE TRUTH is the devil’s lie.
DOCTRINE DIVIDES. It must. For the sake of the church. To the Glory of God.
It’s been said that about one-third of the New Testament is taken up with THE BATTLE AGAINST ERROR (Goodspeed).
NEHEMIAH and his workers carried both a sword and a trowel, one in one hand, and one in the other (Neh. 4:16-18). To wield the sword is not enough; we must also build the wall. To build the wall is not enough; we must also wield the sword.
We must be separated from sin and occupied with the Word and work of God.
God’s people are called upon to engage in a vigorous, decisive CONTENTION FOR THE FAITH.
Where SIN is tolerated it will have a corrupting effect on the whole Body of Christ.
The believer is to keep himself pure (1 Tim.5:22). He is to be pure in mind (2 Pet.3:1; Phil.4:8), conscience (1 Tim.3:9), heart (1 Tim.1:5; 1 Pet.1:22), and body (1 Thess.4:4-7).
Believers are commanded to reject the fellowship of those who walk in darkness (Eph.5:11; 2 Thess.3:6).
“Evil communications corrupt good manners”
Sometimes it gets ugly.
We are fighting in A BATTLE.
- A battle for truth.
- The good fight of the faith (1 Tim.6:12).
The church has battled through the ages.
Our arch enemy wants to destroy the church.
And he tries to destroy the church FROM WITHIN, by flooding it with false doctrine.
Or he brings unsaved people into the membership, so that it becomes an impure, mixed multitude.
He tries to damage the testimony of a church by filling the minds of people with false doctrine or worldly philosophies, or generating carnal attitudes
This conflict we are in is like a kind of spiritual germ warfare waged by satan and his ministers against the Body of Christ.
It is as if the enemy tries and introduces disease into the Body of Christ.
2 Peter 2:1 tells how FALSE TEACHERS bring in DEADLY DOCTRINES “privily” – UNNOTICED!
Jude 4 tells how false teachers have “crept in unawares.”
It is like a STEALTH ATTACK – like GERM WARFARE.
Church bodies get INFECTED with worldly philosophies and practices, and no one RECOGNISES THE DANGER – until it is TOO LATE.
God has A ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY. He calls us to separation from all forms of impurity.
DOCTRINE DIVIDES. And it must.
Godly men and women have been battling for centuries to KEEP THE TESTIMONY OF THE CHURCH OF GOD PURE.
If the devil can CORRUPT ITS DOCTRINE or its MORALS, he can destroy thE USEFULNESS AND WITNESS of a local church.
This BATTLE FOR THE TRUTH will rage right up until our Lord returns.
SEPARATION is God’s divinely inspired method of dealing with impurity in the church (Rom.16:17; 2 Cor.6:14; Titus 3:10).
LEAVEN must be PURGED OUT.
SEPARATION can enhance the STRENGTH, VITALITY, PURITY, and the REAL, SPIRITUAL UNITY of the Body.
SEPARATION shows our ALLEGIANCE and OBEDIENCE to the Lord and His truth.
SEPARATION is PAINFUL.
If a man’s leg is riddled with GANGRENE, the leg must be amputated.
Nobody likes the idea of an operation to separate the leg from the rest of the body and cause pain and suffering, but it is the right thing to do. To leave it untreated would kill him.
For the good of the Body (to restrain the spread of corruption), churches must practice separation (2 Tim.2:16-17).
There can be no unity with those who depart from the faith.
“Can two walk together except they be agreed?”
The church maintains its purity by LOVING THE TRUTH and REJECTING THE UNFRUITFUL WORKS OF DARKNESS.
FELLOWSHIP means establishing A CLOSE RELATIONSHIP.
Therefore, as Christians, the Bible commands us NOT TO HAVE “FELLOWSHIP” WITH THE WORLD.
Obeying this Biblical doctrine will affect everything about your life.
It will affect the people you choose to fellowship with, the clothes you wear, the music you listen to, the things you read, the things you look at, the places you go, and the things that you watch.
- JESUS DIVIDES
- TRUTH DIVIDES
- THE BIBLE DIVIDES
- DOCTRINE DIVIDES
- SALVATION DIVIDES…
For a SAVED person A DYNAMIC CHANGE of POSITION happens… There is A RADICAL TRANSFER…
From DEATH unto LIFE!
OUT of DARKNESS into HIS MARVELLOUS LIGHT.
God has already POSITIONED the believer IN His beloved Son.
IN CHRIST we are fully accepted by God (Eph. 1:6).
From the moment we put our trust in Christ, God has set us apart UNTO HIMSELF forever:
1 Cor. 1:2; cf. 6:11
“to them that are sanctified (set apart, separated) in Christ Jesus, called to be saints (holy ones, set apart ones, separated ones), with all that in every place call upon the Name of Jesus Christ our Lord”
God has PLACED US IN HIS SON (Gal. 3:27) – there is no more holy a place we can know.
We stand PERFECT and COMPLETE in Christ the Holy One.
We are SAINTS of the Most High God!
It is a radical shift…
(He) hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:
One of the most beautiful things about the Biblical doctrine of separation is that it is not something that we need to DO, but that it is something which God has already DONE!
It is something THE GRACE OF GOD has already ACCOMPLISHED.
SALVATION DIVIDES. It means a radical new perspective on life and eternity. And it changes our relationship with the world around us.
We are IN THE WORLD, but we are not to be a part OF it.
1 Jn. 2:15-17
“Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. … And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof- but he that doeth the will of God abideth forever”
There is a crying need for a separation from the “wickedness” that dominates and saturates the world in which we live.
It is important that we MEAN BUSINESS WITH GOD.
We must “keep [ourselves] from idols” (1 John 5:19-21), i.e., the allurements and snares that the “god of this world” sets before us on every hand.
SALVATION DIVIDES> There is a radical mindshift in relation to what motivates us and drives us. We have a totally new allegiance.
We see things differently.
Salvation divides us from the world’s way of thinking and loving.
The influence of WORLDLINESS through FASHION, MUSIC, LITERATURE, THE MEDIA in all its forms, the PHILOSOPHIES, and ATTITUDES, of the world… It loses its grip on us.
And instead of a sensitivity to the world and its loves we think rather about what is truly acceptable to God and what is not.
It is good to make an honest self assessment:
- What is my TIME devoted to?
- Who comes FIRST in my life?
What are some of the ways that the world can distract us from our calling and hurt us spiritually?
Things like TELEVISION, MOVIES, COMPUTER GAMES, WEB SURFING, FASHION, LITERATURE, WORLDLY THINKING and PHILOSOPHIES, AND MUSIC, for example.
How we DRESS – with decency and modesty and an attitude of humility.
How much do such things occupy our time and minds and desensitise us to God’s standards of righteousness? These are personal questions we all need to grapple with.
James 4:4, warns those who would be FRIENDS WITH THE WORLD,
“Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.”
James likens friendship with the world to adultery, like a kind of spiritual unfaithfulness, and he says it makes us GOD’S ENEMY.
Our society has chosen to call EVIL, GOOD and GOOD, EVIL (Isa.5:20; Mal.2:17).
All too easily we can make an accommodation to the culture…
THE BIBLE DIVIDES
When we truly KNOW God there is a DIFFERENCE…
And that ye may put difference between holy and unholy, and between unclean and clean;
God desires A PURE CHURCH with PURE MEMBERS.
SIN (which has not been repented of and forsaken) must not be tolerated in the Body of Christ.
Ananias and Saphira lied to the Holy Spirit, and deceived the believers (Acts 5:1-11). God demonstrated His anger by taking their lives. As a result,
“great fear came upon all the church”
Let us beware of evil communications…
1 Corinthians 15:33
Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.
In other words, WRONG FELLOWSHIPS corrupt RIGHT CONDUCT.
We must be SEPARATED UNTO GOD not just FROM SIN.
God is gathering his misfits for war.
He is preparing them for battle.
Separation is a key to spiritual strength.
1 Peter 2:9
But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:
We are called to faithful preaching and fellowshipping. To be the Kingdom of God.
To hold fast the Word
To a Conformity to Christ
To spurn the praises of men, and rather seek the will of God.
- FAITHFUL despite the seeds of deception satan is sowing…
As a saved man or woman you are now a living testimony of the saving power of the Lord Jesus Christ.
You are called upon to WALK WORTHY of His calling.
It should be EVIDENT…
THE GLORY OF GOD must be our primary aim—”glorify God in your body” (1 Co 6:20); “do all in the name of the Lord
Jesus” (Col 3:17).
One day He will divide the Sheep from the Goats.
Jesus has come to cause DIVISION.
He makes a Difference
We are called to be peculiar. Be distinct
There is a dividing line
Choose ye this day