Saturday, June 13, 2009

Direct Variance

"Be ye not unequally yoked together." This applies first to our religious or ecclesiastical connections. How many Christians are members of so-called "churches," where much is going on which they know is at direct variance with the Word of God—either the teaching from the pulpit, the worldly attractions used to draw the ungodly, and the worldly methods employed to finance it or the constant receiving into its membership of those who give no evidence of having been born again. Believers in Christ who remain in such "churches" are dishonoring their Lord. Should they answer: "Practically all the churches are the same, and were we to resign, what could we do? We must go somewhere on Sundays," such language would show they are putting their own interests before the glory of Christ. Better to stay at home and read God's Word, than fellowship that which His Word condemns." —A. W. Pink (1886–1952)

Excerpt taken from an article titled "A Call to Separation" by A. W. Pink

1 comment:

Greg said...

Sermon by Pastor John MacArthur: Saved or Self-Deceived, Part 1
http://www.gty.org/Resources/Sermons/80-326
Explores ways Christians can help
spot the deceived in their Church.
Then, his article details when a person ought to leave their Church due to doctrinal and grave errors.
http://www.gty.org/Resources/Questions/QA120