Walking in Truth and Love

by Mike Ratliff

Everyone who goes on ahead and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not have God. Whoever abides in the teaching has both the Father and the Son. If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not receive him into your house or give him any greeting, for whoever greets him takes part in his wicked works. (2 John 9-11 ESV)

The Doctrine of Separation has become a very great point of contention in our time. I honestly have been very surprised by the reaction of some as Biblical principles have been declared and called for to be applied to relationships between Christian leaders and those who profess to Christian leaders, but whose testimony makes them actually false. Perhaps the issue is really that those who desire to compromise in this do not take the obedience to the Word of God seriously. The other issue comes from the the misunderstanding that this call of separation is not a call for believers to separate from unbelievers for how else could we share the Gospel (1 Corinthians 5:9-10) , but is a call for us to remove ourselves from fellowship from religious leaders who profess to be Christians, but who are obviously false in their theology as is commanded in the passage I placed at the top of this post. Continue reading