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Useless Unity

December 22

“And it came to pass, when Joram saw Jehu, that he said, is it peace, Jehu? And he answered, what peace, so long as the whoredoms of thy mother Jezebel and her witchcrafts are so many?”  2 Kings 9:22

 

“… that the Church times in which we now live have embraced it, is however, most disturbing.”

 

 

 

The timeless ecumenism of men is as antithetical and averse to Biblical unity, as fire is to ice.  It is as old as the tower of Babel; yet as vogue as the spiral of new construction in the suburbs.  That the insidious nature of all this has endured the test of time is not surprising; that the Church times in which we now live have embraced it, is however, most disturbing.  The widespread nonsense of ‘coming together’ for the common good and cause of mankind is the recipe of eternal suicide concocted in the laboratory of Hell.  “… there is none good but one, that is, GOD.”  Man never has, nor ever will this side of Heaven have any common good, and his only cause apart from the saving grace of JESUS CHRIST is the cause of further departure from that very grace which saves.  “And he answered, what peace …” To indulge and entertain the absurdity of this pseudo-unity is to take a spot in the line to backhand HIM WHO came to inform and rescue us from its philosophical tentacles.  “I create the fruit of the lips; Peace, peace to him that is far off, and to him that is near, saith the LORD; and I will heal him.  But the wicked are like the troubled sea, when it cannot rest, whose waters cast up mire and dirt.  There is no peace, saith my GOD, to the wicked.”  Of a truth, the GOD of all peace is for peace; but on HIS terms, not ours.  “And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if the LORD be GOD, follow HIM: but if Baal, then follow him.”  The religious purveyors who still peddle the snake oil of a peace GOD knows nothing of, must be called out like the false prophets of Baal, in order that they too might be shown for what they are and perish in their false spirituality. 

“And HE gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers … Till we all come in the unity of the faith …”  Remember, it is the faith which unifies; so don’t resist those who carry the message of true oneness.  Do shun however like the plague, every table of peace where HIS Word is either absent or twisted; for it alone contains the formula which will endure the fires of real unity.

Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!”


For Love of Country
Peter Marshall (1902-1949)
(Chaplain of the U. S. Senate)
"The choice before us is plain: CHRIST or chaos, conviction or compromise, discipline or disintegration.  I am rather tired of hearing about our rights and privileges as American citizens.  The time is come - it is now -  when we ought to hear about the duties and responsibilities of our citizenship.  America's future depends upon her accepting and demonstrating GOD'S government."

(January 13, 1947)

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