Should the Church
Fellowship with Rebels?
Q. Why has the Church not responded to attempts by
some of those those who were a part of the Third Rebellion to hold some sort of Christian fellowship?
For two reasons: (1) We do not regard them as Christians; and (2) We consider some their teachings rank blasphemy and New Age.
There are at least two fundamental principles that unite all true Christians everywhere irrespective of their denominational differences:
Those who were (and still are) a part of the Third Rebellion, though not united in all doctrinal areas, maintain not only that not all the Bible is God's Word but that some of the most fundamentally important parts, like the Ten Commandments were partially inspired by Satan! They have also attacked God's holy apostles and prophets (like Moses) by calling them "arrogant" and "dictatorial" and (because they were inspired to write laws) as not being of God.
(1) They hold to the fundamental truths of the Apostles' Creed; and
(2) They hold the Bible as a whole to be the Word of God.
To reject the Ten Commandments -- which were dictated and written by God Himself -- even in part is to reject the Lord Jesus Christ and the apostles who consistently upheld them. Their doctrine is so New Age and satanic that New Covenant Christians cannot under any circumstances hold Christian fellowship with them. They also arrogantly and conceitedly set themselves above all other Christians, claiming to be walking on a higher plane than them, saying all others who do not reject all forms of law are "after the Old Covenant".
These are, pure and simple, the doctrines of hell, and we greatly fear for the eternal salvation of their souls.
Whilst we would love to hold Christian fellowship with them, we cannot, for what has light to do with darkness? We do not expect them to be members of our Church to hold fellowship with them, of course, since for us the Body of Christ consists of all those who have received the New Birth, who accept the fundamental doctrines of the faith (as summarised in the Apostles' Creed), who accept the whole Bible as God's perfect Word to mankind, and who are striving to obey all of God's commandments as evidence of their salvation. But they are doing few of these things, I'm afraid. Therefore we have little in common with them and certainly no fellowship in the biblical Christ.
These are sad realisties but we cannot compomise the faith for sentimental reasons. For all their good intentions they must understand this. There is an enormous gulf which separates us -- the gulf that separates heaven and hell. Moreover, it is not as though they are ignorant. They have all been taught the truth but have chosen to rebell against it in order to justify their apostacy. Were they to become evangelical Christians -- whether Baptist, Pentecostal or even independent -- we would embrace them as fellow Christians. But they have not. They are existentialist New Age Gnostics (without possibily realising it), they embrace a 'christ' alien to the New Covenant, and are blasphemers of the Most High God whom at least one has judged as being of the devil! They have created a gospel in their own image and therefore the ultimate New Age delusion.
We know also that they are offended because revelations and visions have likened their unofficial leader to a bull and yet forget that it was this man's wife who identified this bull-like characteristic in her husband herself! On the other hand, they have slandered the members of this Church as psychopaths.
We state categorically that these people stand under the fierce wrath and judgment of God, especially their leader whose heretical and blasphemous anti-biblical teachings are taking him into the gaping jaws of hell itself. We urge him to repent and lead his wayward family back into the light before it is too late! Whether they opt for this Church or another it does not matter as far as we are concerned so long as they return to the Christian faith and renounce the demonic lie they have believed. They all know the truth but have chosen to abandon it because of rebelliousness, pride and stubbornness. And the illusiory liberty they feel is, alas, nothing more than that felt by the wild bull who has broken out of its compound and is heading blindly towards the abyss.
God, in His infinite love, will extend grace as long as He can, but if there is no repentance then there awaits the fearful prospect of His judgment. And then Satan will make his rightful claims upon them. We pray for the welfare of their eternal souls. Time is now short for them.
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