In our day to day walk with Christ, we cannot avoid contact with the people of the world. We work with them, buy from them, live next door to them, pass by them and so on, every day. However, it is also important to continue reaching out to them, to take advantage of opportunities to minister to them, because it is the commission of every believer of Christ (Matthew 28:18-20).
The caution here is that; we are not to make them our companions as those we fellowship with, who walk by the same rules of conduct we walk by in Christ Jesus. We are not to be partakers with them in their way of life and wrong doings. We are not to associate with anything that is contrary and inconsistent with the teachings of God’s Word. We are to be a separate people in character and conduct, even though we must have contact with the people of the world.
In addition to this, we are also cautioned to avoid fellowship with those who claim to follow Christ, yet believe or live in ways that clearly contradict the teachings of Christ.
Therefore, decisions must be made regarding whether one person or group will affiliate in a particular way with another person or group, based on whether the decision would honor God or compromise integrity. The word “fellowship” means intercourse, communion, companionship, company, partnership, a mutual association of persons on equal and friendly terms.
Discover more of what the bible says about “Fellowship with Unbelievers & the Ungodly.” While this may not be an exhaustive reference on the subject, it is intended to bring awareness of what God’s word says, that you may know the truth, and to encourage you to study His word for yourself.
1. Fellowship with Unbelievers
2. Fellowship with Ungodly Brothers and Sisters in Christ
3. The Influence of Worldly & Ungodly Companionship
4. Follow that which is Good According to the Scriptures
5. The Decision to Keep the Commandment and the Right Kind of Company
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Unless otherwise indicated, all scripture passages quoted are taken from the King James Version of the Bible.