The Dividing Church – Part 1

The Dividing Church

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
Romans 1-3
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
Romans 4-5
1. Imputed Righteousness Rom 4:22
2. The just shall live by faith Rom 5:11
Romans 6-8
1. The line of demarcation Mat 7:13-14
2. The 5 factors of Separation
– The Cross
– Sin
– The law
– Grace
– The gift of “Choice”

Are we a spectator or a participator?