Mark Them Which Cause Division
Mark Them Which Cause Division
Romans 16:17-18 (KJV)
17Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. 18For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.
Spot on correct Debs. Again thank you for these words that are so important and lest we forget.
The word of God is a powerful thing. It penetrates like a two edged sword and causes us to think through our thoughts and actions.
Hebrews 4:11-12 (Amplified Bible)
11Let us therefore be zealous and exert ourselves and strive diligently to enter that rest [of God, to know and experience it for ourselves], that no one may fall or perish by the same kind of unbelief and disobedience [into which those in the wilderness fell].
12For the Word that God speaks is alive and full of power [making it active, operative, energizing, and effective]; it is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating to the dividing line of the [a]breath of life (soul) and [the immortal] spirit, and of joints and marrow [of the deepest parts of our nature], exposing and sifting and analyzing and judging the very thoughts and purposes of the heart.1
AMEN Debs !
You can also add:
Jud 1:17 But ye, beloved, remember ye the words which have been spoken before by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ;
Jud 1:18 That they said to you, In the last time there shall be mockers, walking after their own ungodly lusts.
Jud 1:19 These are they who make separations, sensual, having not the Spirit. (ASV)
It is the “fleshly/worldly/un-godly” people who are the actual “trouble” makers and who cause devisions and strife… NOT us Believers who follow the truth and expose the error.
Hey, you’re alive! Yay!
By HIS Grace I am still going strong, Thanks.
My home cells are growing and I stand in awe when I see how faithful our Heavenly Father is “growing” his TRUE children into mature spiritual witnesses. This really keeps me on my face before Him when I realize that He is blessing the work that is happening through this “piece of dust – servant” . We are only dust and the fact that He is actually using me, sometimes really gets me.
I have been following your blog and Praise God that you just keep on going ! I do pray for you daily that you will keep on Standing, in spite of the “attacks/setbacks”, physical and spiritual, because I KNOW that God is using this BLOG.
One day in Heaven we can have a lekka chat and “laugh” about our “struggles” that we had in our “earth-days” 🙂
Act 14:21 And when they had preached the gospel to that city, and had taught many, they returned again to Lystra, and to Iconium, and Antioch,
Act 14:22 Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.
I am so happy to hear that everything is going well on your side.
Thank you so much for your comment. Just knowing you are still around brings a smile to my face. You are always on my mind and in fact I spoke about you to someone else last week (don’t worry, ALL good stuff 🙂 LOL
Deb, Please see Excellent article re the saturation of New Age into the organized church (Babylon)