We need a dedicated minority who, like the apostles of old, are willing to be called the scum of the earth and a spectacle to the world for the scandal of the cross.
We Have Fellowship
We have fellowship…
I John 1:7
Precious indeed is the fellowship of those whose citizen ship is in heaven. We have fellowship with the Saviour: “God is faithful by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ” ( I Cor. 1:9). We have the fellowship of the Spirit (Phil. 2:1). There is the fellowship of His sufferings (Phil. 3:10). We enjoy the fellowship of the Saints ( I John 1:7; Acts 2:42). There is the fellowship of service: “the fellowship of ministering to the saints” ( II Cor. 8:4).
But there is also a fellowship of Satan: “Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them” (Eph. 5:11). “If we say we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, but rather reprove them” (Eph. 5:11). “If we say we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not the truth” (I John 1:6). “What fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness?” (II Cor. 6:14).
We cannot have a heavenly fellowship if we allow a hindering fellowship. “Little children, keep yourselves from idols” ( I John 5:21).