Dear Friends Divided!

Monday, May 14, 2018

“Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple” (Romans 16:17,18 KJV).

Doctrine divides, dear friends—doctrine divides dear friends!

When the ecumenist laments, “Doctrine divides,” he or she (for once) is telling the truth. Dearest of friends, doctrine divides dearest of friends. It is asserted that false teachers “really are not that bad,” that “they can be reformed or salvaged,” that “they are entitled to their opinions as we ours.” We are urged, “Stop causing trouble by emphasizing doctrine and just preach the ‘love of Jesus!’ We can all be united as ‘Christians’ if nothing more.”

These last several months, I have learned firsthand (and most painfully!!) the closest-knit congregation is not immune to being split so mightily because it falls away from sound Bible doctrine. Intimate, long-time friends in the ministry have turned on me in the blink of an eye, becoming my enemies like I have never even dreamed. Once Christians turn away from the truth, Satan wastes no time to penetrate the group with as much as error as he possibly can. When the assembly reaches that point, your numerous warnings have been ignored, it is apparent that you can do nothing but apply today’s Scripture. With a broken heart (!), you have to give those precious brethren over to what they want.

So emotionally driven, these brethren passionately defend the false teacher and make you appear as the evil one. Be not surprised! When they have no sound Bible doctrine on which to stand, they, being deceived, will speak vicious, offensive words about you for calling attention to doctrinal error. You can and should pray for them (1 Corinthians 1:4-10), you can and should forgive them as God for Christ’s sake has forgiven you (Ephesians 4:32), but things will never be the same between you and them as long Heaven is far away. The ministry is not for wimps, dear friends, the ministry is not for wimps!

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Christian ambassador (Shawn Brasseaux)

Grace and peace! What a privilege to be an ambassador for the risen Christ here on WordPress! I am a Pauline dispensationalist Christian saved by grace through faith in Christ Jesus plus nothing! My goal is to "have all men saved, and come to the knowledge of the truth" (1 Timothy 2:3,4). I seek to preach Jesus Christ crucified for our sins, buried, and raised again for our justification as the only way to salvation. Also, I seek to edify and perfect the saints using dispensational Bible study and the Authorized Version King James Bible!

One thought on “Dear Friends Divided!”

  1. 💥Greetings brother! I too am in a rather precarious position! Not quite sure whether it is real or imagined. A very close friend (my best) who, for a long time, wanted to have study together as RD’ers has decided to study the Acts 28 position just as we started along awaited bible study !

    Since we have started 1 Corinthians he has refrained from coming because he is unsure if Corinthians is doctrine FOR us today ! Years of waiting for getting together as a group! Years! And suddenly this kind of decision! I said….”can’t you just study that on your own ?” He said,… “ but what if 1 Corinthians isn’t FOR us the b.o.c. today ?” Years !!!?

    Since we are close I took the liberty to say that “Lone Rangers” for Christ doesn’t work, God has designed us as a body. He responded by saying “ that’s not how HE rolls !?” I said “but there are others wives that are starting to wake up out of their slumber and are willing to study RD now!” But evidently he wants to feed his own belly !

    I remember what Paul mentions in the book of Acts…

    Acts 20:30 (KJV) “Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.”

    His actions have sorta went this direction in that he sent a bunch of teachings to another in our study about Acts 28 ! So our first study this fella that received them was kinda bent out of shape after listening to them. They were by Otis Sellers a fella that don’t even believe in the King James as being inerrant!!! Leaning on Hebrew/Greek as evidently being the way to go !!

    The same brother that is doing all this was the same one that helped us all see right division in the first place !!!

    I noticed now that this is starting to “leak” into our bible study now so my wife and I had to check out some of the Acts 28 position so we weren’t ignorant of it, and be led astray.

    Thomas who believes…..

    On Mon, May 14, 2018 at 12:54 AM 333 Words of Grace wrote:

    > Christian ambassador (Shawn Brasseaux) posted: “Monday, May 14, 2018 “Now > I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences > contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. For they > that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by > good w” >

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