2 Cor 6:17
17 "Therefore, come out from their midst and be separate," says the Lord.
"And do not touch what is unclean; And I will welcome you. NASB
In your family or church situation, it WILL BE DIFFERENT than the situation at John's MAINLY BECAUSE for family knows you personally, and your church WILL NOT LIKELY ACCEPT ANYBODY preaching the Bible is just a stack of paper, or you should not accept the diety of Christ, or you should not accept the Trinity, the teaching of the existence of hell, or even Paul's Epistles or any verses that cover up anything about God that is NOT LOVEY DOVEY.
You are responsible to GOD... NOT anybody else. Let me give to you from what I posted about "WHO ARE THEY THANKFUL TO?" Jackie posted ...
In one way it is good that you DIDN'T RESPOND THERE, but what Jackie is doing is the work of YOUR ENEMY (Satan) and by calling you SISTERS, she is attempting to SUPPRESS the TRUTH, by HINDERING the Holy Spirit in you from convicting them of their sin.
8 "And He, (the HOLY SPIRIT) when He comes, will convict the world concerning sin, and righteousness, and judgment; (brackets mine)
9 concerning sin, because they do not believe in Me NASB
Are you more concerned about how you look to them or are you more concerned that they are LOST and may not even KNOW IT?
Jen please think.... I've been doing this since I've BECOME A CHRISTIAN, I KNOW THE ENEMY and I KNOW HIS TACTICS. His MAIN ONE is that he's really not a bad person, his marriage is great even though he doesn't believe in God. Don't believe your brothers and sisters in Christ. Look how hated they are. They don't have love. We are your real friends.
18 "If the world hates you, you know that it has hated Me before it hated you.
19 "If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. NASB
I'm NOT saying DISCONTINUE in what you're doing. I'm just saying don't look like one of them in doing so.
2 Cor 6:17
17 "Therefore, come out from their midst and BE SEPARATE," says the Lord.
It's NOT EASY because you're STILL a BABE in Christ, but after 41 years SO AM I.
Give the devil an inch and he'll become a ruler~~~Wise Sayings"
This message has been edited by Forerunner on Nov 9, 2011 12:41 PM