I Corinthians 3:1-7
And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal,
even as unto babes in Christ.2 I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for
hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able.3 For ye are yet
carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye
not carnal, and walk as men?4 For while one saith, I am of Paul; and another, I
am of Apollos; are ye not carnal?5 Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but
ministers by whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave to every man? 6 I have
planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. 7 So then neither is he that
planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase.
Any believer is a brother of sister regardless of their current situation.
I John 3:13-17 Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you.14 We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death.15 Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.16 Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.17 But whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?
- We are outnumbered by those who hate us.
- It is important that we stand with each other in these trying times.
- I have more important things to think about then attacking other believers.
- I do have a responsibility to point out error in “church” leaders – those who are outright deceivers.
- There are times to separate from believers who walk in sin –
II Thessalonians 3:14-15 And if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed.15 Yet count him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.
Regardless of the version you use, people can get saved with any version where the clear gospel is given.
Romans 10:13 –
For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved KJV
“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved” Geneva,
“For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” NLT
“Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved” NIV
Not all children are the same.
I Corinthians 12:1-12 – Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant. 2 Ye know that ye were Gentiles, carried away unto these dumb idols, even as ye were led.3 Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost. 4 Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. 5 And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord. 6 And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all. 7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. 8 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; 9 To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; 10 To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues: 11 But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will. 12 For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.
Christians can view certain passages of scripture different then you do, and they are still born again.
I Corinthians 10:31- 11:1 Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God. 32 Give none offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God: 33 Even as I please all men in all things, not seeking mine own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved. 1: Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ
Sometimes God moves regardless of the denominational name about the church door
- D.L. Moody – non-denominational non ordained evangelist
- Billy Graham – Baptist
- Billy Sunday – Fundamental Presbyterian
- Dwight Pentecost – Presbyterian/non-denominational
- John Wesley – Methodist
- Charles Spurgeon – Baptist
- Martin Luther – Ordained Catholic priest who is credited with the protestant reformation and founder of the Lutheran Church.
Instead of condemning those who may not be totally Biblically correct, may be instead of condemning we need to:
Pray that they see the entire truth.
Pray that revival breaks out in the lives of those seeking it, even if they may not understand ALL the scriptures that deal with Revival.
Thank God that the focus is on Jesus, not on Satan or the sinfulness of the world.
Pray we have a truly life changing moment and surrender our lives to Him forsaking sin.
Pray we become true ambassadors for Jesus.
Pray that real revival comes to our personal life, our family, our church, our town, our state, and our nation; and then to the whole world one more time before Jesus comes.