Be Separate From Them


by Mike Ratliff

14 Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? 15 And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever? 16 And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said:
“I will dwell in them
And walk among them.
I will be their God,
And they shall be My people.”
17 Therefore
“Come out from among them
And be separate, says the Lord.
Do not touch what is unclean,
And I will receive you.”
18 “I will be a Father to you,
And you shall be My sons and daughters,
Says the LORD Almighty.” 2 Corinthians 6:14-18 (NKJV)

As I have stated several times, I have been doing hours and hours of research on the various Eschatological views that we have all had to deal with. It is utterly amazing how confusing this gets if you dig down past the veneer of each one to look at each one’s foundation and then see the inconsistencies, the outright attempts to say something is Biblical when it is found nowhere in Scripture, the overwhelming use of Biblical Eisegesis and cherry picking of scripture rather than relying solely on solid Biblical Exegesis and context. I have followed claims by so many “prophecy experts” who claim they have disproven this or that view of Eschatology only to find out that they are simply giving their opinion based on more Biblical Eisegesis and cherry picking of scripture. I have had this headache that has gotten worse and worse over the last few weeks that I simply cannot get rid of unless I relax, get away from my books and computer, drink some hot tea, and ask God to help me sort things out. I mean, after all, there is no way all these people could be right. Continue reading