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And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. John 8:32

Frequently Asked Question


Question:
When "change agents" attempt to split a congregation, what are some scriptural responses to give the remaining members who wish to continue being loyal to the church, yet feel abandoned by former professional, personal, and more importantly, Christian friends?

Answer:
That is a tough question. Paul had to face similar problems in the churches of Galatia and must have felt frustrated. He wrote, "I marvel that ye are so quickly removing from him that called you in the grace of Christ unto a different gospel; which is not another gospel only there are some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. But though we, or an angel from heaven, should preach unto you any gospel other than that which we preached unto you, let him be anathema. As we have said before, so say I now again, if any man preacheth unto you any gospel other than that which ye received, let him be anathema. For am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God? or am I striving to please men? if I were still pleasing men, I should not be a servant of Christ" (Gal 1:6-10). Personally, I often read the books of Hebrews and Revelation for comfort when truth is opposed and error is on the throne. We must continue to do what we know to be right regardless of what others may or may not do. Jesus suffered the cross. Please reread Heb 12:1-14.


H. A. "Buster" Dobbs, email: had@worldnet.att.net
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