Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness? What accord has Christ with Belial? Or what portion does a believer share with an unbeliever? What agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; as God said, “I will make My dwelling among them and walk among them and I will be their God and they shall be My people. Therefore go out from their midst and be separate from them, says the Lord and touch no unclean thing; then I will welcome you and I will be a father to you and you shall be sons and daughters to Me, says the Lord Almighty (2 Corinthians 6:14-18). When the scripture said “unbelievers“, did this meant unbelievers of denominations, or “Unbelievers of God”? Too often we hear that: “if you are not a member of my “denomination”, you are an unbeliever”! Is Christ divided? (1 Corinthians 1:12-13)? Is it only in your denomination that He has His people (John 10:16)? Was it not Him who put them in the fold? Has He given you the authority to build His church, and say who belongs in it or not? Has He not done so Himself? Can the gates of hell prevail over God’s church (Matthew 16:18)? Be careful who you call unbelievers, it is before their maker they fall or stand (Romans 14:4). Unbelievers of What?
This is not what the scripture is saying. It’s all about people putting their trust and belief in God, and has nothing to do with denominations. It’s about time the body of Christ realise that the body belongs to Christ and not to certain denomination! Jesus’ teaching was based on love for God and to one another! Many godly relationships are destroyed because of fear, and lack or accurate biblical knowledge (Hosea 4:6). As a result of people’s opinion, traditions and lies, they destroy others, instead of building them on sound doctrine. Christ is not divided, no matter what tradition teaches; God’s word and instruction is what matters, and should be available accurately to all. Jesus had the same problem with the older generation, because they also followed their human traditions, instead of the word of God (Matthew 15:3-6). We must return to the teaching and example that Jesus gave, and not neglect the word of God, to follow after traditions of people, which are of no real value to the child of God (Colossians 2:20-23). Next time you call someone an unbeliever, do be careful that it is biblically correct, because an unbeliever in (2 Corinthians 6:14-18) is someone who do not believe in God, lives in darkness, and think His word is foolishness. Do not reject the one that God has accepted as His child, because He has not rejected them (Romans 11:2). Let God be their judge. Are you a believer of God? If you are not, may God draw you close to Himself through His Son. If you are, show it by the way you live. God be with you always.