“Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean
thing; and I will receive you, and will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the
Lord Almighty.” (2 Cor. 6:17, 18)

What should a Christian do when he finds himself in a church that has become increasingly liberal and
modernistic? This church was founded by men who believed in the inerrancy of the Bible and in all the other
fundamental doctrines of the faith. It had a glorious history of evangelical fervor and of missionary
endeavor. Many of its ministers were well-known scholars and faithful preachers of the Word. But the
denominational seminaries have been taken over by a new breed, and now the ministers coming out of them
preach a social gospel. They still use biblical phraseology but they mean something completely different by
it. They undermine the major Bible doctrines, give natural explanations for the miracles, and scoff at biblical
morality. They are out front in advocating radical politics and subversive causes. They speak
contemptuously of fundamentalists.

What should a Christian do? Perhaps his family has been associated with this church for generations. He
himself has contributed generously over the years. His closest friends are in the church. He wonders what
would happen to the young people in his Sunday School class if he should leave. Shouldn’t he remain in the
church and be a voice for God as long as possible?

His arguments seem plausible to him. And yet it vexes his righteous soul to see people coming to the
church for bread week after week and getting nothing but a stone. He values his associations there and yet
it grieves him to hear his Savior condemned with faint praise.

There is no doubt what he should do. He should leave the church. That is the clear command of God’s
Word. If he removes himself from this unequal yoke, God will take care of all the consequences. God will
assume responsibility for those Sunday School students. God will provide new friendships. In fact, God
Himself promises to be a Father to him in a closeness that can only be known by those who are
unquestioningly obedient. “The blessedness of true separation is nothing less than the glorious
companionship of the great God Himself.”
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Grace Bible Chapel of Springfield, Illinois
SEPTEMBER 7, 2014
BUD MORRIS
SEPTEMBER 14, 2014
FLOYD PIERCE
SEPTEMBER 21, 2014
PHILIP DOSSETT
SEPTEMBER 28, 2014
RICHARD COOLEY
OCTOBER 5, 2014
TO BE ANNOUNCED
SPEAKERS IN SEPTEMBER
Below is a meditation written, by Mr. William MacDonald. 1917-2007
BUD MORRIS will be our speaker on Sunday, September
7, 2014
at our 11 a.m. Family Bible Hour service.  Bud
served as a medical missionary in Zambia, Africa, along  
with his wife Shirley. They have eight children, six of them
adults and s
ix grandchildren.  Bud serves as an elder at
Grace Bible Chapel and is one of the teachers at an adult
elective Sunday School Class. He retired from medical
practice and is now visiting and preaching in various
cities across the
Midwest.  He also has an interesting &
helpful web site...  
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