—-WHY DO PROFESSING “CHRISTIAN” PEOPLE reject, shun, or persecute God’s children? First off, such a person who would have ill will toward another person is not a true Christian and this very fruit alone proves such (Romans 13:10; 1 John 4:8). Jesus told us exactly who does this and why they do this all while claiming they know Him.
“And these things will they do unto you, BECAUSE they have not known the Father, nor me.” John 16:3
Now here’s the passage:
“These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be offended. 2 They shall put you out of the synagogues (signifies religious attacks): yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service. 3 And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me.” John 16:1-3
Yes they shun and avoid you from their company because their own hearts have waxed cold against Christ just as in the parable of the 10 virgins where 5 neglected fellowship with the bridegroom and ran out of oil and were shut out (Matthew 25:1-13). Listen to Jesus:“Blessed are ye that hunger now: for ye shall be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now: for ye shall laugh. 22 Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man’s sake. 23 Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward is great in heaven: for in the like manner did their fathers unto the prophets.” (Luke 6:21-23)
The way someone treats children of God, is the way they are treating Jesus Himself. This is a litmus test. – “He that loveth not, knoweth not God.” (1 John 4:8)
Watch what Jesus reveals here concerning those who’ve fallen away in this late hour:
“But and if that servant say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; and shall begin to beat the menservants and maidens, and to eat and drink, and to be drunken;” Luke 12:45
To “beat the menservants” simply refers to mistreating the LORD’s people – but shunning them.
You see, those who don’t gather with Christ’s children, are not of His flock.
“And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: 25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.” Hebrews 10:24-25
Oh, and speaking of true, New Testament fellowship, I do not speak of the delusional idea of gathering together being a Sunday morning event at some so-called “church” building. No, more like the early church fellowship we see in Acts 2:42-47.
Those who were in the past born again and they then shun Christ will wax cold towards His people just as Jesus told us they would. Ultimately, if they do not repent before it’s too late, they will be eternally and irrevocably shut out of His eternal kingdom.
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