COME OUT OF HER MY PEOPLE
“Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: 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, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.”
“Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and 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.” (II Corinthians 6:14-18).
A group of five men came together one day and decided to form a club. All five came from different faiths. The first was a Christian and believed that Jesus Christ is the only way to God. The next was Jewish and did not believe Christ is the way, neither did he believe that He died for man’s salvation. The Jewish man did not believe that Christ rose from the dead and that prayer cannot be made in His name. The third was Hindu and believed in Vishnu. It offended him to hear anyone pray through Jesus Christ therefore the Christian brother could not make any mention of Christ’s name if he wanted to be a member of this club. The fourth was a Muslim. He, like the Jewish believed that Christ was one great man that lived at a certain time. However, to the Muslim, Christ is inferior to Muhammad their prophet. That means for the Christian brother to continue in this fellowship, he has to mute any mention of Jesus Christ as the Son of God. The last believed in Buddha and everyone else to him was all wrong. He will be very much offended if anyone in this fellowship speaks anything against Buddha. They all agreed that their fellowship was not any form of religion.
But during their meetings, they always had to pray. Because of their different religious backgrounds they did not agree on how and who to pray to. They decided to call their gods and God the Higher Power. So prayers would be made to this Higher Power or The Creator Of The Universe. And that was agreed upon. This then means to the Muslim, the higher power is Allah: to the Hindu, it’s Vishnu, to the Buddhist, it is Buddha, to the Jewish man it is G-d who does not have a Son called Jesus Christ. To the Christian the higher power is God Almighty whose only begotten Son is Jesus Christ.
Then the Hindu prayed the first day and they all said Amen. The second day the Muslim prayed and again all including the Christian said Amen. Then after them the Christian, the Hindu and the Buddha believer. This raises another problem for the Christian brother’s involvement in this: Amen is an expression of concurrence. Amen is a word that declares affirmation. The Christian in saying Amen to the prayer led by Hindu, Muslim, Jewish etc means concurrence with their prayers. That’s an unholy alliance and the bible warns the saints to ‘come out from among them and be ye separate’ because “what concord hath Christ with Belial” “And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols?”
God through Christ has called us from darkness into the marvelous light and since this club does not recognize Jesus Christ as the Light of the world, this club is walking in darkness. The Christian brother now has been made a liar by saying He still believes in Christ because: “If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:” (I John 1:6). And “… if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new” (II Corinthians 5:17).