TITLE: Let us Believers Practice the Truth
By Philip Barrington
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<i>Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship has righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion has light with darkness?</i> 2 Cor 6:14
We may have read or heard this verse as related to engagement to a future spouse or contemplating a business partner. My question however is how do we parallel this verse to every day life? I find myself sometimes not being able to say “Praise the Lord.” or an “Amen” to something I may agree upon to a person who may not be a Christian. I also believe judging if they be a Christian or not is not my business, but the bible does says
<i>“Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.</i>”Matt 7:20
It is evident a boundary is implemented and endorsed in this verse. It is evident there is a total unequal fellowship between the believer and those that proclaim they haven’t received Him as Lord and Saviour.
I may be corrected here but it says <i>“AND” “What communion has light with darkness?”</i>
I believe this is a second boundary. How is this to be? Paul teaches there is no communion between light and darkness. Light penetrates darkness. If I were to go into a very dark room and after being there for thirty seconds and turn a torch through the darkness, the torch light is not the same as the darkness.
<i>14“Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid .15Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.16Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”</i> Matt 5:14-16.
Yes, we should let our light shine for the Gospels sake, because to have fellowship there cannot be a meeting of light and darkness. It is either light or dark.
<i>And the light shines in darkness; and the darkness overcame it not.</i> John1:5
<i>“we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness , we lie and do not practice the truth ;”</i> 1John 1:6.
We need to practice the truth.If we do not have worship in truth then a boundary is not a boundary but rather a wall in our lives which cannot be penetrated because there is a wall to obscure the darkness of which it wants to penetrate.
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