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God's Expectations for Saints

 

God instructs his people to be Ambassadors For Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17). An ambassador is a person who represents the values of the one who the ambassador represents.

 

God's has many duties for His ambassadors. With respect to the assembly of believers, Hebrews 10:23-25 explicitly list the following duties:

  • Encourage each other to love

  • Encourage each other to good works

  • Never Abandon, Renounce, or Give Up assembling together 

  • Strengthen and Encourage one another when the saints assemble together

God instructs his people (Ambassadors For Christ) to separate from the following people: ​

  • Separate from Unbelievers (1 Corinthians 5:9-10; 1 Corinthians 6:14-18)

  • Separate from Saints whose lifestyle mirrors that of unbelievers (1 Corinthians 5:11)

God's Discipline for the Saints

God's people are called to excommunicate the saints who express no desire to turn from their sins to a lifestyle whereby they walk according to the Scriptures (II Corinthians 6:14-18; II John 10:11; II Thessalonians 3:6,14). Excommunication is a decision by the overseer that is not to be entered into lightly. Reconciliation is always welcome at the appropriate time.

Reconciliation with those who have been Excommunicated

Reconciliation is not specifically addressed in the previous passage on excommunication. However, II Corinthians 2:6-11 shows that there is a time when punishment is sufficient, and reconciliation with the born-again saints is imperative so that the believer would not be (1) overcome with sorrow or (2) taken advantage of by Satan.

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