The following articles are related to the topic of FELLOWSHIP

What About Christian Fellowship?

Every serious student of the Bible is aware of the emphasis on fellowship within the sacred volume. At the point of our conversion, we are called into fellowship with God, with Christ, and with the Holy Spirit (1 Jn. 1:3; 1 Cor. 1:9; 2 Cor. 13:14). And of course there is the blessed fellowship that saints enjoy with one another ... read more »

When Christ Withdraws His Fellowship

It is a verse in which we take much comfort - but do we really understand it - in context? Jesus once said: "For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them" (Mt. 18:20). The passage is often applied to a regular church assembly, especially when a very small number ... read more »

Be Confident of Your Salvation – Studies in 1 John (Part 1)

John writes with this purpose: "These things I write unto you, that ye may know that ye have eternal life, even unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God" (1 John 5:13). Similarly, he begins the epistle by saying, "[T]hat which we have seen and heard declare we unto you also, that ye also may have ... read more »

New Hermeneutic: An Abandonment of Reason

Hermeneutics is the procedure by which certain logical principles are applied to a document in order to ascertain the author's original meaning. All literature is subject to hermeneutical analysis. In this country we have one branch of our government, the judiciary, which has been designed to practice legal hermeneutics, i.e., to interpret the law. Sacred hermeneutics is the science of ... read more »

The Value of Persecution

Persecution is a reality of the Christian life. Paul ominously warned that "all who would live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution" (2 Timothy 3:12). We expect persecution from the world. After all, Jesus said: "A servant is not greater than his lord. If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you" (Jn. 15:20). The more lamentable reality is ... read more »

An Abused Passage — 2 John 9

Towards the conclusion of his second epistle, the apostle John wrote: "Whoever goes onward, and abides not in the teaching of Christ, does not have God. . . " (v. 9). In recent years, this passage has become the focus of stormy controversy. The significance of the passage has been distorted seriously - both by those on the liberal "left," ... read more »

2 Corinthians 2:6 – The Sufficient Punishment

One of the problems which had afflicted the church in Corinth was that of the fornicating brother who was immorally involved with his stepmother. Paul had demanded that this wicked man be excluded from the fellowship of the church (1 Corinthians 5). There may be a passage in Paul's second letter to this church that relates to this episode. The ... read more »

Corinth – A Troubled Church

The church in Corinth was afflicted with many spiritual ailments. One of these is discussed in 1 Corinthians 5. Let us consider this case. A Serious Problem (1-5) In addition to the division that plagued the Corinthian church, a moral cancer was eating away at its vitals. There was a "buzz" stirring the congregation because a brother was living in ... read more »

Church Discipline – A Tragic Neglect

It is difficult to imagine what it would be like to live in a society where citizens could flaunt the rules and absolutely no consequences would follow-no fines, no imprisonment, etc. Can you conceive of a home environment where the children are allowed to do whatever they please with utterly no discipline imposed? Total chaos would reign in either of ... read more »

Matthew 25:41 – “Jehovah’s Witnesses” and Hell

At the time of the Judgment, Christ will announce to the wicked: "Depart from me, ye cursed, into the eternal fire which is prepared for the devil and his angels" (Mt. 25:41). There are three important truths suggested in this passage. Note them. The punishment of the wicked will involve separation. "Depart . . . ." (cf. Mt. 7:23). Hell ... read more »