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“Do not be partakers with them” #1095

6 Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. 7 Therefore do not be partakers with them. (Ephesians 5:6–7, NKJV)

Fellowship with sinners in their sin is repeatedly warned against in the Scriptures (Eph. 5:11; 2 Cor. 6:14-7:1; 1 Tim. 5:22; 2 Jno. 9-11). And yet, many Christians refuse to teach on the subject of fellowship, much less follow the New Testament teaching on the subject. This invariably leads to confusion, accommodation with error and compromise with sin. Ultimately, being a “partaker” (co-participant, an associate, a sharer) causes one to be eternally lost. We cannot share in the sins of the disobedient and expect heaven to be our eternal home. Furthermore, we cannot condone or encourage them in their sin – even if we do not overtly commit the sin with them (2 Jno. 10-11). The subtle deception of fellowship with sin convinces many that if they do not commit the sin themselves, then they are innocent. (We ought to remember Pilate, who could not wash the blood of Jesus from his hands when he delivered Jesus over to the Jews to be crucified, Matt. 27:24-26; Jno. 19:16). We cannot share in sin with sinners, and be blessed by God. Neither can we tolerate, condone or accommodate sin, without guilt. Do not be deceived.

Both are an Abomination to the Lord #673

He who justifies the wicked, and he who condemns the just, both of them alike are an abomination to the Lord. (Proverbs 17:15, NKJV)

An “abomination” is detestable and repugnant, a cause of hatred and disgust. Solomon said two sorts of people disgust God. First, the one who justifies (vindicates) wicked people. Next, those who condemn those who are just. Many people justify immorality under the guise of “personal choice”, “freedom”, “love” and “inclusion”. For example, when people support and promote homosexuality, Transgenderism, and any other sinful conduct, they do so without God’s approval. Be assured, it is an abomination before God to justify what God says is sin (2 Jno. 9-11). Not only is God repulsed by immorality, but also by those who excuse it. Those who condemn the upright are repugnant to God. Of course, it is always easier to condemn the righteous than it is to repent of our sins. Let us be careful not to excuse sin, and not to denounce the upright. Truly, “woe to those who call evil good, and good evil” (Isa. 5:20).