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I just read Dr. Michael Brown’s article regarding homosexuality and the Church, in which he states:

The question of “gay Christianity” is not a minor issue. That’s why I welcome the coming separation over this issue. And as painful as the division will be within churches, denominations, ministries, and even families, it is absolutely necessary and unavoidable.

The entire article can be read HERE.

Dr. Brown’s mention of the “coming separation” brought a Scripture to my mind.  It was the Scripture which states:

 Allow both to grow together until the harvest; and in the time of the
harvest I will say to the reapers, “First gather up the tares and bind
them in bundles to burn them up; but gather the wheat into my barn.”

The entire Matthew 13 Scripture Passage reads this way:

 24 Jesus presented another parable to them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field.
25 “But while his men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went away.
26 “But when the wheat sprouted and bore grain, then the tares became evident also.
27 “The slaves of the landowner came and said to him, ‘Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have tares?’
28 “And he said to them, ‘An enemy has done this!’ The slaves said to him, ‘Do you want us, then, to go and gather them up?’
29 “But he said, ‘No; for while you are gathering up the tares, you may uproot the wheat with them.
30 ‘Allow both to grow together until the harvest; and in the time of the harvest I will say to the reapers, “First gather up the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them up; but gather the wheat into my barn.”’”

This Passage of Scripture also speaks of separation, even as Dr. Brown writes.   A separation of wheat from tares.  And we seem to be the generation witnessing this great separation starting, as we see many different schisms forming with the “body” of Christ, ie:  mystical, gnostic believers who run after every new revelation, teaching and prophecy  VS  believers who maintain that only the Bible is to believed and sought after, as well as believers who continue to live in sin and accept sin while stating “God is love”  VS  believers who say, “Yes, God is love but God is also Holy and unchanging, and since His Word says that those who practice sin will perish, then this is the Truth to believe and hold on to”.

Both schisms that I mention are becoming more distinct.  Lines are indeed being drawn in the sand, and soon it will be impossible to straddle the fence between the two parties, who each call themselves believers.

It makes the warning in 2 Corinthians, Chapter 6 more real for this hour that we are currently living in, which reads:

14 Do not be bound together with unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship has light with darkness?
15 Or what harmony has Christ with Belial, or what has a believer in common with an unbeliever?

16 Or what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; just as God said,
“I WILL DWELL IN THEM AND WALK AMONG THEM;
AND I WILL BE THEIR GOD, AND THEY SHALL BE MY PEOPLE.


17 “Therefore, COME OUT FROM THEIR MIDST AND BE SEPARATE,” says the Lord.
“AND DO NOT TOUCH WHAT IS UNCLEAN;
And I will welcome you.


18 “And I will be a father to you,
And you shall be sons and daughters to Me,”
Says the Lord Almighty.

People are “unbelievers” if the don’t believe the Bible is literal in its statements against sin.  And God says that real believers must come out and be separate from such people,  ‘believers’,  and churches.  Why?  Because the Word says,  “Do not be deceived: “Bad company corrupts good morals.” (1 Corinthians 15:33).  True believers WILL be corrupted and/or compromised in their walk with God if they continue to socialize with their friends and/or family members who refuse to give up sin.

Yes, Christ died for all the sins of the world, and Yes, God is love however …

God will not be mocked (Galatians 6:7).

If God says in His Word that homosexuality is “shameful” (Romans 1:27) and that homosexuals will not inherit His Kingdom (1 Corinthians 6:9,10), then no matter how kind and friendly and generous and loving our homosexual friend or family member is, that person is not a real Christian and God says that person will die in their sin.

Real love will therefore witness to that friend or family member and pray for that person, but real love for God will also believe God at His Word and separate from the friend or family member in obedience to God’s Word if that person will not repent and turn from their sin.

 

So SEPARATION will happen.   And it must happen.    For Scripture states that a separating of the tares and wheat will come about in the End and real Bible believing Christians MUST separate from tares who continue to walk in their sin in obedience to 2 Corinthians 6, which was quoted above, and in obedience to other Scriptures which mandate the same.

The separation is coming.  May God give us the ability, the stamina, the faith, and the desire to truly pray earnestly for those whom we know and love, who are tares and who will not give up their sinful ways.  “The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much” (James 5:16).

28 Now, little children, abide in Him, so that when He appears, we may have confidence and not shrink away from Him in shame at His coming.
29 If you know that He is righteous, you know that everyone also who practices righteousness is born of Him.

– 1 John 2

2014 – Is Christ Soon To Return 
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