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Frequently Asked 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?
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.