January 1, 1986 Issue
by Voyd N. Ballard

    "Whom shall I fellowship?" seems to be a problem for many Christians. Some folks just can't seem to make up their minds whether or not they should try to fellowship those who have gone into error and false teaching. They say this gives them a lot of trouble. Eph 5:11 is the solution to this problem. The verse says, "And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them."

    If you will practice the last four words of this verse you will not have any trouble deciding whether or not you will fellowship those who have departed from the pure teaching of Christ. They will decide that for you. The denominations don't care what you claim to believe just so long as you keep quiet and do not reprove any of their practices. If you will just keep quiet and go along with whatever they want to practice most of them will fellowship you but the minute you raise your voice in protest to their human practices and doctrines they will dump you. The same is true with the liberal and digressive churches. They don't care if you claim to be opposed to the social gospel, recreational church sponsored activities, cups, Sunday school, women teachers, instrumental music, etc., just so long as you keep quiet about them but just raise your voice in reproof of these unscriptural practices, and brother you won't have to worry about whether or not you should fellowship them -they will do that for you. Reprove these works of darkness as Paul commanded and they will mark you off as an "Anti" with a capital A!

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