Separation And The New Testament Essay

1232 Words Nov 17th, 2016 5 Pages
Ecclesiastical separation is the decision by either a local Church or association of local Churches to not engage in a cooperative ministry endeavors at an organizational level that they deem inconsistent with the fundamental doctrinal position. It can come under the divisions of separation from the world, separation from false teachers, and separation from a disobedient member and has the goal of the Church staying united and Holy. Throughout the Old Testament there are examples of separation and the New Testament contains warnings and commands for separation as well. God is Holy and because of this, He requires that believers and local Churches be Holy. For instance, in Leviticus 11:45 it says “Speak to all the congregation of the people of Israel, and say to them, you shall be Holy, for I the Lord your God Am Holy.” This is also stated in 1st Peter 1:16 “Since it is written, “You shall be Holy, for I am Holy.” Also, for the Church to be filled with saints who are the light of the world it means that it should work to keep God’s standards. This means that the local Church does not endorse evil or look favorably upon the wicked and compel the local Church to obtain moral, ministerial, and doctrinal purity.1st Corinthians 5:7-8 says “Clean out the old leaven so that you may be a new lamp, just as you are in fact unleavened. For Christ our Passover also has been sacrificed. Therefore, let us celebrate the feast, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and…

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