Don't Be An Island!!!

Hebrews 10:25
Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.

Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.   Galatians 6:2

Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed.  James 5:16

People are more apt to believe the Gospel if they see you are a normal person and that you are not a person positioned in an unattainable seat where no other can possibly reach. Let me explain...

Contrary to a doctrine created by the religious, the Bible encourages good Godly communication.  This communication entails being open with each other.

The religious persons who wish to make themselves solitary islands approve of never communicating their thoughts, ideas, and struggles with other people.  They justify their pride by saying, "The devil will hear my words if I share things."  But where is their faith?!  Do they fear Satan? Such a notion is clearly unscriptural.

Again, never in scripture is the religious notion spoken of, recorded.  I urge you not to embrace this false doctrine nor teach it.  For I personally have seen lives destroyed, lives detoured from the church, and friendships destroyed because of this prideful doctrine inspired by Satan to divide the church.

Strong words?  Yes. Remember the next scripture in your walk:

And if an man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.   Revelation 22:19

Ministers, do not spout nor bring the antics of your own doctrine to others.  You will be held accountable for your actions.

Brethren, if any of you err from the truth, and one convert him; Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way, shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.   James 5:19-20

Be encouraged!  If you are caught up in the false doctrine spoken of, be encouraged that you can repent before the Lord.  In the meantime, be an open book before men or else their faith will be built upon secrecy and pride.

According to the word, we are to have wise counsel with other strong believers.
That is the key...

(c) Jeremy Brown 2001

In promotion of accountability and communication.

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