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Chapter Six God's Commanding of a Laboring Union.... The Battalion
Series: That Glorious Union.....Ephesians
Ephesians 6: 10 thru 18
I. WE SEE THE BATTLE ANNOUNCEMENTS
A) There is one Cause
It is tragic, how far we have distanced ourselves from the central theme of fellowship among believers, that is displayed in the New Testament. Today, we have completely nitpicked our way into separation instead of fellowship. This author realizes that there are certain critical doctrines upon which we must agree in order to have fellowship, but it is not this platform that is dividing the ranks today. The slogan, "united we stand, divided we fall" certainly rings true in this application. With so many "clicks" and "camps", we have virtually eliminated a concentrated effort to combat Satan and evil. Most of what we see today is nothing short of ungodly Phariseeism, which always substitutes some man or leader in the place of God. When this happens, followers then adopt their behavior and deeds according to the ":Brother It's" doctrine and not God's. Especially evil are those who discount the writings and exposition of great men of God in the past, but promote and elevate their own doctrines, writings and rules to the uttermost. The apostle Paul could not have fit into any of these groups,, nor could our Lord Jesus, and may I record a resounding Hallelujah for that. The submissive spirit filled life that Paul has been so eloquently addressing, has to be a life lived for the benefit of the brethren, not ourselves. The battle cry is sounded for all God's soldiers to form ranks and to fight against our common foe, which is Satan. Divided ranks never have won any battles. Shooting at one another may the popular sport of this day, but it still remains as the most ignorant and foolish action for a Christian soldier to do.
B) There is one Ch ...
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