24/12/08

Should you connect or disconnect from unbelievers?

2 Corinthians 6:14 - Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?

Due to misunderstanding of this scripture some of the Christians land to loose a part of their spiritual harvest. When Jesus was on earth as man, He preferred to spend time with those who really needed Him, the unbelievers, and the spiritually bankrupt like Mary of Magdalene etc.

Paul came as a specialist to preach the Gospel to the unbelievers, if he had misunderstood the above scripture, then we would not have had any of Paulís letters in the Bible.

The scripture does not caution against bonding socially with the unbelievers, about marrying an unbeliever too is not a taboo but there are some directives given in the Bible. What the scripture cautions against is spiritual bonding with an unbeliever, which means compromising the truth for the false or the worldly ways. It means accepting the beliefs of the unbelievers as an option to the truth. I thank God that now many of the Christians have opened their eyes to this issue, but previously to make peace with the world and man they use to sell their God.

Spend time with people of the other faiths but keep a far distance from their faith. Show them how you are different from them by the light that shines in you so that they may see and change.


[ Prayer Starter ]

Father God, I thank You for choosing me as your child and making Yourself known to me. I pray for all those who are yet to know You, as I dwell with them let they see You in me and come to know You. That they may accept You and believe in You as the only true Living God. Give me the strength and the Spirit to discern things concerning them. I make this prayer in Jesus' Name, Amen.


[ Reference Scriptures ]

Matthew 9:12-13
12 But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick.
13 But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

Luke 5:33-35
33 For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine; and ye say, He hath a devil.
34 The Son of man is come eating and drinking; and ye say, Behold a gluttonous man, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners!
35 But wisdom is justified of all her children.

Ephesians 3:7-9
7 Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power.
8 Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ;
9 And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:

The Word of God was given free to us, therefore we should also share it freely with others.
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