The Church is Diving – There will be no middle ground
Rev 3:15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.
Rev 3:16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
Rev 22:10 And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand.
Rev 22:11 He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.
What will be the basis of the separation? Where can we identify the dividing line(s)?
– Paul warned about it (2 Tim 4:3)
– God will allow for it (Eze 20:25)
– Which Stream will we flow in?
Jesus spoke of a point of demarcation
Mat 7:13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
Mat 7:14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
Pilgrim’s Progress. (The Hill called Difficulty)
– Reference a divinely inspired book “Pilgrim’s progress” by John Bunyan
– Allegory of a Christian journey.
|The Called, Chosen and Faithful||Rev 17:14|
|The 3 stages of Moses Life|
|1. Egypt to Midian||Heb 11:24-27|
|2. Midian to the Burning Bush||Exo 3:4-9|
|3. Egypt to Inheritance||Exo 33:13,18,34:6|
|Surveying the Roman Highway (A brief outline)|
|1. All men are sinners and in need of a Saviour||Rom 1-3|
|2. Christ is the one who justifies. We are justified by faith||Rom 4-5|
|3. A point of demarcation. We are justified by works||Rom 6-8|
|4. Kingdom Living and the Divided Church||Rom 9-16|
|1. The Christian walk is a progressive one||Rom 1:17|
|2. The downward plunge||Rom 1:18|
|3. All have sinned and come short||Rom 3:23|
|1. Imputed Righteousness||Rom 4:22|
|2. The just shall live by faith||Rom 5:11|
|1. The line of demarcation||Mat 7:13-14|
|2. The 5 factors of Separation|
|– The Cross|
|– The law|
|– The gift of “Choice”|