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Does it matter with which church we have fellowship? May we extend fellowship to all churches? What enables or prevents us from having fellowship with.

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2 Does it matter with which church we have fellowship? May we extend fellowship to all churches? What enables or prevents us from having fellowship with a church of Christ? Eph 4:4-6 Eph 1:3 Psa 133:1-3 Gal 2:7-10 Rom 16:16 John 17:

3 Sovereign, 1:10-11 Walks among the churches, 1:13, 20; 2:1 Knows, 2:2, 9, etc. Does not have fellow- ship with sin and error, 2:5, 16; 3:1-3, How can we do such a thing and please Him? 2 Jno

4 Corrupt organization, Acts 14:23 Sponsoring churches corrupt independence Unqualified elderships…weak & failing churches Corrupt work, Acts 2:42; 4:34-35; 11:22 General benevolence (1 Tim 5:16; Gal 6:10) Support human organizations (Jas 1:27) Social gospel (Rom 14:17) Refuse to discipline the disorderly (2 Ths 3:6) 4

5 Corrupt worship, 1 Cor 11:17 In spirit but not in truth (Jno 4:24) Instrumental music, women leaders, etc. Corrupt morality, Eph 5:1-7 Doctrines condone/don’t rebuke sin (Rom 6:1-2) Doctrines accept adulterous remarriages, social drinking, dancing, immodest clothing, vulgar language, etc. 5

6 These fail to distinguish liberties and commands, Romans 14:1-3 These fracture into factions, 2 Tim 2:14, 23 No Bible class and one cup (container) churches Artificial covering in worship No individual action through any organization except the local church 6

7 On how to establish and apply Bible authority, Acts 15:6-21 On contending for the faith, Jude 3 On preaching the whole counsel of God, Acts 20:27 (20) Including not having fellowship with error 7

8 By accepting Christians who remain in sin, 1 Cor 5:1-2, 13 By refusing faithful Christians who teach and live the truth, 3 Jno 8-10 By tolerating error and refusing to rebuke it, Rev 2:

9 Some do not continue in the apostolic doctrine and fall away, 1 Tim 4:1; 1 Jno 2:19 We must constantly examine ourselves and correct ourselves to conform to the will of Christ, because if we fall… He will remove this church from His presence! Revelation 2:5 9


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