What is Biblical Separation?

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  1. IfbReformer

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    What is Biblical Separation?

    This topic came up when we were discussing whether Christians should celebrate Christmas and it took over the thread.

    It prompted me to write what I have learned from the Scriptures on this subject. I think it is especially important because it affects our everyday lives so much and there is much confusion about this topic.

    I was amazed how many aspects there are of Biblical Separation. This is one of the largest articles I have written and I think I just scratched the surface.

    Here are the section titles from my article:

    Introduction
    Two Type of Biblical Separation
    Ecclesiastical Separation
    Ecclesiastical Separation from non-Christian Churches
    Ecclesiastical Separation among Christian Churches
    Separation of true Christian Churches from Apostate Christian Churches
    Modernism, Fundamentalism and New Evangelicalism
    Separation of Christian Churches based on denominational distinctives
    Personal Separation
    Personal Separation from disobedient brethren
    Personal Separation from the world
    What is legalism?
    Guilt by Association
    If it can be abused it must be wrong
    Shouldn't we avoid all 'appearance of evil'?
    What about if it has a 'hint' of sin?
    Does it honor God?
    What about offending your brother?
    Practical Applications of the doctrine of Personal Separation

    This article can be found at http://www.ifbreformation.org/Separation.html

    I look foward to you responses and comments.

    Thanks

    IFBReformer
     
  2. Debby in Philly

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    Wow! That is some piece of writing. Sounds great to me. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I have always said, (and posted it elsewhere on this board) that legalists and worldly folk have a lot in common - neither has to THINK. Legalists have decided that they can't do anything, and worldly folk have decided they can do everything. Those in the middle have to read scripture, listen to the Holy Spirit, use our common sense and most importantly, think.

    Good illustration using the "Finding Nemo" film. You could even take the "against" argument and kick it up a notch by pointing out that the blue fish was voiced by an openly lesbian performer. It was still a good movie, and she does have a right to make a living.
     
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    "Legalists have decided that they can't do anything, and worldly folk have decided they can do everything."

    This is a really good point that you made.


    Thanks

    IFBReformer
     

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