The Tragedy of an Unclean Christian
II Corinthians 6:14-18; Numbers 19; Hebrews 9:14
I want you to take your Bibles tonight as we prepare our hearts for our Lord's Supper communion, and look with me at three separate passages of scripture that are linked together by the Holy Spirit and divine inspiration. First of all I want you to turn with me to Second Corinthians chapter six, Second Corinthians chapter six.
What we are going to be talking about tonight is The Tragedy of an Unclean Christian. Now many of us are contaminated and because we are contaminated, we contaminate everything that we touch. And there is a contamination and a pollution about the lives that we live. Many of us are polluted and we pollute other things in a spiritual things in a spiritual sense. Now keep that in mind and I begin reading here in verse fourteen. God says, "Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers:" That means many things. It means primarily that a saved person should never marry an unsaved person. "For what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, hath said, I will dwell in them and walk in them and I will be their God and they shall be my people." Now here's the wherefore, Look at it in verse seventeen. "Wherefore, come out from among them and be ye separate saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing." Underscore that phrase because that is the key phrase for me tonight. "Touch not the unclean thing, and I will receive you and will be a Father unto you and ye shall be my sons and daughters saith the Lord Almighty." Verse seventeen gives us this injunction, "Touch not the unclean thing." Now what is He talking about. Turn backward in your Bible please to Numbers chapter nineteen. ...
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