Summary: We must have the Holy Ghost in order to live as we should
2 COR 6:14Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness? 15What harmony is there between Christ and Belial? What does a believer have in common with an unbeliever? 16What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols? For we are the temple of the living God. As God has said: "I will live with them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people." 17"Therefore come out from them and be separate, says the Lord. Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you." 18"I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty." CHAPTER 7:1Since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God.
It’s hard to live a holy life these days. It seems like eveerything is worse than it ever was. Our once great nation, founded on Christian principles is in such a state of moral decline such as we have never seen. Very much like Soddom and Gommorah was before God destroyed them. The nation of Israel also went thru their times of Godlessness. God would disciple them, even though He loved Israel greatly. How much more will He disciple the U.S. for our Godlessness.Jesus is the messiah...you must believe that. Light has no business with darkness. We don’t have any business teaming up with people who don’t believe in Jesus (messiah)
It is so bad that it has penetrated our churches. We have allowed sin to creep in and, in some cases, take over from what the church is supposed to be doing. Churches are now entertaining instead of preaching the Gospel. Preachers are afraid to preach about sin....might loose numbers or tithes. Heaven forbid we preach about hell....so we compromise the truths of the Bible and "do what is right in our own eyes". Just like in the days of Noah and Lot. There is a judgement coming...for us as individuals and as a nation.
What does a believer have in common with an unbeliever? Are there unbelievers attending our churches? Let me ask you this. If you really believe in God, the Bible, the resurrection of the saints, then why do we not fear God enough to walk according to His word? Our text tells us to come out...seperate ourselves from the world. So why do we so desperately hold onto the things of this world? Why do preachers feel confined to preach against sin? Why don’t we tell people living together without the benefit of marriage that "hey...you are living in sin!" Or why do you go see movies that are not fit to watch? Movies that use your Lord’s name in vain. Movies that do not edify your soul. Our text says that we are the temple of the living God. Would you take God to some of the places you go, or tell some of the stories you tell if you knew that God was listening? How do you think He’s feel if you took Him to a movie and they kept using His son’s name in vain? You know, the one He sent to die for your sins? The church does a great dis-service when it doesn’t teach God’s truths....and great harm to believers.