Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The Unrighteous in the Church

1Co 6:9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
1Co 6:10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

These things are common today in our nation and even laws are made to favor some of these that the word of God calls sins. This nation is not the kingdom of God.

Mar 12:17 And Jesus answering said unto them, Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's. And they marvelled at him.

Give unto Caesar the things of Caesar, but the things of God belong to God. When those who practice these sins come into the church, not to repent, but to lead, then it is as if satan were in the church. They should be removed or you should remove yourself from fellowship with them.

2Co 6:14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?
2Co 6:15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?
2Co 6:16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
2Co 6:17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,

I am not saying that those who sin should not be allowed in church; the church is where sinners come to learn of Jesus Christ and to be made new in him, having their sins forgiven. I am saying that if people come in who practice these things continually and see nothing wrong with doing these things that they should not be given positions of leadership. If they attempt to teach others these sinful practices, then they should be removed. A rebellious spirit can bring harm to themselves and to others.

1Co 6:11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.

A person who is truly sorry for their sins may humbly be forgiven and made new and holy by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, whose blood was shed for our sins.

Tit 3:4 But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared,
Tit 3:5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
Tit 3:6 Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour;
Tit 3:7 That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

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