January 10, 2016

“The Biblical Mandates for Dealing with Apostates”

II Peter 2:1

1. Mark them; Avoid them - Romans 16:17
Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. 

2. Don’t be yoked up with them - II Corinthians 6:14
  Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?


3. Have no fellowship with them -II Corinthians 6:14

and - Ephesians 5:11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.


4. Separate from them -II Corinthians 6:17 

Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.


5. Withdraw from them – I Timothy 6:5
Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.

6. Shun their foolishness – II Timothy 2:16
But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.


7. Purge yourself from them – II Timothy 2:21
If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master's use, and prepared unto every good work.  


8. Turn away from them – II Timothy 3:5
Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.


9. Reject them – Titus 3:10
A man that is an heretick after the first and second admonition reject;   


10. Receive them not – II John vs. 10
If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: 

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