Why Do You Call Me ‘Lord, Lord’ and Not Do What I Say? Luke 6:46

 

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In Thessalonians 2:15 Paul writes, “With all these things in mind, deer brothers and sisters, stand firm and keep a strong grip on the teaching we passed on to you both in person and by letter.”  Clearly we are to hold tight to Paul’s teachings because they are of Jesus.  We are suppose to follow them as God has told us to.  So what if your church leadership is not following and sticking to the teachings set up for the New Church?  By the way we are still in the age of the New Church until Jesus comes back!

In Colossians Paul approaches false teaching that attempts to destroy the church.  Paul approaches heresy, empty rituals, useless asceticism, and false mysticism in a gentle and kind way.  Colossians 8:8  Don’t let any one capture you with empty philosophies and high sounding nonsense that come from human thinking and for spiritual powers of this world, rather than from Christ.  In a sense we need to stick with scripture and keep it simple.

If your pastors are not keeping it simple, approach them in this way.  Colossians 3:12 Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must cloth yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.  Make allowance for each other’s faults and forgive anyone who offends you.  Remember, this is for the church only!

Titus 3 9-11 says

Do not get involved in foolish discussions about spiritual pedigrees[a] or in quarrels and fights about obedience to Jewish laws. These things are useless and a waste of time. 10 If people are causing divisions among you, give a first and second warning. After that, have nothing more to do with them. 11 For people like that have turned away from the truth, and their own sins condemn them.

This passage is not saying that we should disobey the Law but not to argue about it.  Also notice that other practices can also divide a church.  We are to give two warnings then after this we are to have nothing to do with them.  For people like that have turned away from the truth, and their own sins condemn them.

2 Thessalonians 3:14  Take note of those who refuse to obey what we say in this letter.  Stay away fro them so they will be ashamed. Don’t think of them as enemies, but warn them as you would a brother or sister.

Correcting Another Believer

15 “If another believer[a] sins against you,[b] go privately and point out the offense. If the other person listens and confesses it, you have won that person back. 16 But if you are unsuccessful, take one or two others with you and go back again, so that everything you say may be confirmed by two or three witnesses. 17 If the person still refuses to listen, take your case to the church. Then if he or she won’t accept the church’s decision, treat that person as a pagan or a corrupt tax collector.

18 “I tell you the truth, whatever you forbid[c] on earth will be forbidden in heaven, and whatever you permit[d] on earth will be permitted in heaven.

 

Notice there is warnings than we the true believers in truth are to have no part of their deeds.  We are to walk away and leave them up to their own demise.  We do this in hopes that they will repent and turn back to truth.  You are to deliver this man to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, so that his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord.

There are many verses in the Bible that speak to this, but we always leave false teachers behind and ask people to leave the church not because we are being unloving, but because they are not true believers and they need to examine their lives so that they may repent and come back to the Lord.

There are two ways.  Either ask a person to leave your church if you are in leadership or you must leave the church if the leadership is the false teacher.  You do this so they to can be saved.  If you stick around after confronting them you are just condoning their behavior and therefore you are also sinning by not removing yourself from the false teachings.

 

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