September 11th, 2016
Mark and Avoid Purveyors of Wayward Doctrine
Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple. (Romans 16:17-18 KJV)
Is it ever okay to turn your back towards anyone desperately in need of a personal relationship with God?
Yes, it certainly is.
There are spiritually caustic individuals out there who love to “stir the pot” never choosing to drink anything spiritually refreshing for the purpose of quenching their own parched soul. They desire to exist in the confines of their own spiritual misery, complete with their “own take” on the gospel message, serving to suppress the truth as they compound their own desolate condition.
Individuals who are operating in the love of God, sowing seeds of the gospel message, do desire to live according to the doctrine and principals set forth in God’s Word will always look for opportunities to encourage, exhort, and serve God by being actively involved in the lives of others and bring honor and glory to God.