CAN YOU ENVISION.......? by steve finnell
Can you envision the apostle Paul being involved in ecumenical activity with church denominations that worship anyone but God. Can you picture the apostle Paul participating in evangelistic outreach with those who pervert the gospel, and not preaching the truth to them?
Can you imagine the apostle Paul partnering feeding the poor with those who were praying to John The Baptist or to the Virgin Mary? (Note: Jesus told the apostle John to take care of His mother. Jesus did not tell John to pray to the Virgin Mary so he could have his prayers answered. John 19:26-27)
Can you picture the apostle Paul being in evangelistic efforts with those who deny that water baptism is essential for salvation and not teach them the truth? (Note: Mark 16:16...and is baptized shall be saved..)NKJV
Can you conceive of the apostle Paul working with churches that appoint homosexual preachers, and elders to serve their churches and not teach them God's truth?
Can you see the apostle Paul working with churches that do not baptize their members in water nor serve communion, and not teach them what the Bible teaches?
Can you envision the apostle Paul being in a joint effort with churches that say Jesus in one way to heaven, but not the only way?
HAS THE APOSTLE PAUL CHANGED HIS VIEWS?
Galatians 1:6-10 I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in grace of Christ to a different gospel......10 For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I still pleased men, I would not be a servant of Christ. (NKJV)
Romans 16:17-18 Now I urge you, brethren, note those who cause divisions and offenses, contrary to the doctrine which you learned, and avoid them. 18 For those who are such do not serve our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly, and by smooth words and flattering speech deceive the hearts of the simple. (NKJV)