A CALL FOR SEPARATION
Always endeavor “to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” Bend over backwards to get along with God’s saints. Make allowances for one another’s faults, failures, and offenses. Never be guilty of alienating a brother, or refusing to graciously embrace one who is a child of God. But this brotherly kindness is not to be extended to those who are “the enemies of the cross of Christ.” “Shouldest thou help the ungodly, and love them that hate the Lord?” (II Chr. 19:2; Ps. 139:21-22; Gal. 1:6-9).
With regard to all false religion, the commandment of God is as plain as the nose on your face. Our Lord Jesus says, to all who are in apostate, Babylonian, free-will, works religion - "Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues."
LET ME BE CRYSTAL CLEAR. All free will, works religion, Arminianism in any and every form, under any denominational name is false religion. It may call itself Christian. But it is not Christian at all. Such religion is utter paganism! It is a total denial of God’s free and sovereign grace in Jesus Christ (Gal. 5:2, 4). Any mixture of works with grace is a total denial of grace (Rom. 11:6). To assert that salvation is by the will of man is to deny that “Salvation is of the Lord” (Jon. 2:9; Rom. 9:16).
THE SON OF GOD CALLS FOR ALL WHO WORSHIP HIM TO CLEARLY SEPARATE THEMSELVES FROM FALSE RELIGION (II Cor. 6:14; Rev. 18:4). Yes, that means we are not to attend, support, or promote those synagogues of Satan where “will worshippers” meet.
We must never forsake the assembly of the saints (Heb. 11:25). But we are specifically commanded to forsake the religious assemblies of those who do not worship our God and “have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness.”
God never once says, “Stay in Babylon, try to reform her, teach in her Sunday School, and maybe you can do a little good.” Compromise will never benefit the souls of men. The only thing to do with Babylon is to “Come out of her..that ye be not partakers of her sins (her religious activities), and that ye receive not of her plagues.”
I know that some who read almost everything I write, some who listen to tapes of every messages I preach, many who watch me on television and listen to me everyday on the radio, are still clinging to Babylon. You are trying to walk both sides of the fence. You claim to believe the gospel of God’s free and sovereign grace in Christ; but you attend synagogues of Satan and support false prophets with your money, your presence, and your influence. If you do, you are as guilty of crimes against God and the souls of men as the false prophet you support. You are taking everyone under your influence, by the hand (husbands, wives, children, neighbors, everyone under your influence), and leading them to hell. And you are as lost as they are. This is what the Master says; and he says it specifically to you - "Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues."
Grace Baptist Church of Danville - Grace For Today Radio Message #609
2734 Old Stanford Road - Danville, Kentucky 40422-9438
Donald S. Fortner, Pastor -Telephone 606-236-8235 - Email firstname.lastname@example.org