A Call For Separation                  

Revelation 18:4

            Always endeavor “to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” Bend over backwards to get along with God’s saints. Make allowances for one another’s faults, failures, and offenses. Never be guilty of alienating a brother, or refusing to graciously embrace one who is a child of God. But this brotherly kindness is not to be extended to those who are “the enemies of the cross of Christ.” “Shouldest thou help the ungodly, and love them that hate the Lord?” (II Chr. 19:2; Ps. 139:21-22; Gal. 1:6-9).

            LET ME BE CRYSTAL CLEAR. All free will, works religion, Arminianism in every form, under any denominational name is false religion. It may call itself Christian. But it is not Christian at all. Such religion is utter paganism! It is a total denial of God’s free and sovereign grace in Jesus Christ (Gal. 5:2, 4). Any mixture of works with grace is a total denial of grace (Rom. 11:6). To assert that salvation is by the will of man is to deny that “Salvation is of the Lord” (Jon. 2:9; Rom. 9:16).

            THE SON OF GOD CALLS FOR ALL WHO WORSHIP HIM TO CLEARLY SEPARATE THEMSELVES FROM FALSE RELIGION (II Cor. 6:14; Rev. 18:4). Yes, that means we are not to attend, support, or promote those synagogues of satan where “will worshippers” meet. We must never forsake the assembly of the saints (Heb. 11:25). But we are specifically commanded to forsake the religious assemblies of those who do not worship our God and “have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness.” God never says, “Stay in Babylon, try to reform her, teach in her Sunday School, and maybe you can do a little good.” Compromise will never benefit the souls of men. The only thing to do with Babylon is to “Come out of her..that ye be not partakers of her sins (her religious activities), and that ye receive not of her plagues.”

Dear Mrs. Fortner and All the Ladies of Grace Baptist,


Don Fortner