Sunday, June 8, 2014

Are You Institutionalized?

Have you noticed that the older the institution, the further away from the Truth of Scripture it has drifted? It is apparent that as soon as believers come together and appoint elders, the devil sows his tares in the leadership. 

The ecumenical voices in the church do not offer any solutions to this problem. One ecumenical commentator in a recent issue of Christianity Today wrote, "Sticking with enemies and heretics is not for the faint of Spirit." She is saying we must accept the leaven for the sake of unity. But my Bible says:

"Therefore purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, since you truly are unleavened. For indeed Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us." - 1 Cor 5:7

We must not retain enemies of the cross of Christ or heretics who sabotage God's Word and lead people astray. If they enter in, they must be corrected and removed if they insist on polluting the fellowship. Putting up with wolves in sheep's clothing is not the solution to division in the church.

The voices of compromise are getting louder and louder and drowning out the voices of reason and faithfulness to the Word of God. All signs point to the nearness of the LORD's return -- even at the door. This is not the time to make peace with heresy -- when we do that we become one with spiritual adulterers and the mother of harlots. Ecumenists say that we have to be one for the world to know the Lord, but when the world looks on and sees that hag, a mixture of truth and error, it only confirms their contempt for God is justified.

So if your church has crossed the line and given heretics a seat at the table and allows false doctrine and evil workers in to do their damage, it's time to move on and form a new lump. We are all one -- those of us who keep separate from doctrines of devils. We may have friction in our midst where personalities clash and we need to work toward peace with each other. We have a lot to learn on that front. But when it comes to making unholy alliances we must draw the line.

We are pilgrims in this world. We need to tune in to the Master's voice in this wilderness. When the pillar of fire or the pillar of cloud moves on, we need to move too and not stay in a place that no longer retains their lampstand.

Onward and upward!!

"For I am jealous for you with godly jealousy. For I have betrothed you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ. But I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. For if he who comes preaches another Jesus whom we have not preached, or if you receive a different spirit which you have not received, or a different gospel which you have not accepted—you may well put up with it!" 2 Cor 11:2-4

“Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready.” - Rev 19:7

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