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Old 02-27-2018, 11:12 AM   #8
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Default Re: What Exactly Does a Believer Follow?

Originally Posted by A little brother View Post
Brother Steel, I noticed your post in the Billy Graham thread mentioning about seeing evil in the church. I hope you don't mind my extending the discussion to this thread.

I am curious. From your viewpoint, and as followers of Christ, when we see evil in the church, what exactly are we to do according to the Scripture?
Now... Just to be clear... This is what I actually said...

"So, no, Koinonia... It's not a matter of "see no evil"... It is a matter of upon seeing evil, what are we to do... And on that... Scripture is very clear. . . . Always... Always... Turn to scripture."

See... I didn't actually say/mention anything about "...seeing evil in the church..."... And just for future reference... It would be a good practice to speak what people actually said... That way you cannot be guilty of speaking falsely.

But, to respond to your question of what I think we should do if evil is found anywhere... Do that which scripture tells us to do...

Turn to the Lord so that we do not become shipwrecked regarding our love for the Lord and His church. . . . And beyond that... Scripture tells us that God supplies us with a certain measure of grace to carry out what He leads us in.

Which then brings up the question of how do we now this grace of God... And know what our measure of grace is... And for.

Ephesians 2:8... "For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this not of yourselves; it is the gift of God;..."

Scripture tells us that we are saved by grace... And so if there is a problem of evil in the body of believers (and we need to see the difference between the humanity of the members of the body, and the divinity of the members of the body... Because although we are still on this earth in decaying bodies and our fallen natural man... We are also seated with Christ in the heavens)... This problem of evil can only be properly dealt with in and through God's grace... As God's grace is what saves us.

Now... Check this out... Look at how I concluded my comment that you were referencing...

"And if we are all honest... We'd all admit that the only thing standing between any of us holding to any of the negatives folks highlight on these threads about Billy Graham, Witness Lee, or anyone else... Is God's grace.

Were it not for the grace of God... Everyone participating on these forum threads would only be sorry fallen wretches."
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