Wednesday, September 21, 2016


Marvin Dunca

Scripture Reading: Romans 16:17-19

There are many who, when they read Romans 16:17-19,  think Paul is talking of separation from some cult or Eastern  religion; but the Scriptures are clear that there are individuals  in the pulpits of many of our local churches who are in the  ministry only to serve "their own belly." It is these ministers  who claim to be the ministers of Christ, but in reality are the  ministers of Satan that Paul is here warning the saints at  Rome to "avoid" (II Corinthians 11:13-15).

To "avoid" these false teachers who were causing  divisions and offenses contrary to the doctrine which Paul was  teaching, meant that the saint must separate himself from  these groups who were not teaching the Mystery and who  were not "rightly dividing" the Word of Truth, as Paul  instructs the saints to do in II Timothy 2:15.

It is hard for many Christians to see some pastor of a  denominational church as an "enemy" of Christ (Philippians  3:17-19), but ifhe is not preaching the Mystery (God's secret  purpose for this age in which we live), he is teaching  something that is not true for today. This produces confusion,  divisions, and offenses contrary to the doctrine revealed to  Paul, the apostle to the Gentiles (Romans 11:13).

Not only are the saints today to "mark them which cause  divisions" and then separate themselves from these false  teachers, but the saint is also to "mark them which walk so as  ye have us [Paul] for an example," as we see in Philippians  3:17. Separation is not only to be negative-away from  something-but it is also positive. We are to be separated  unto those who are following Paul, those who are teaching the  Mystery, found only in the epistles of the apostle Paul. For it  was to him alone that Christ made known God's secret  program for this dispensation of the Grace of God (Ephesians  3:2).


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Believing Christ DIED, that’s HISTORY.
Believing Christ DIED for YOU SINS and Rose again that’s SALVATION.
ead Acts 16L31 Romans 1:16, and 1. Corinthians 15:1-4

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