On the envelope of that letter to my friend, I had written a quantity of verses. As that letter applied to him and likewise applies unto "all the church", so too do the verses also apply which I placed on that envelope:
Matthew 18:16-17. 1_Corinthians 6:2. John 7:24.
Galatians 6:1-6. James 5:19-20. 2_Peter 1:4-10.
I ask unto "all the church" for Love and Scripture, for mercy and justice, and again for love. I ask unto "all the church" for a "trial" on this matter of Adultery.
This is not simply a matter of "denominational division". Indeed, it is actually a matter of Sin and Righteousness, and even of damnation and salvation! If you reject what I have written about Adultery and yet also refuse me the mercy to have a "trial" before "all the church", how can you escape the judgment of God either way, perhaps even unto condemnation (I know not, but the Lord judge)? Indeed, if I am in error, will you not be judged for refusing my request for your love to "rescue" me from the lake of fire for teaching wickedness? If I am not in error, will you not be judged for refusing my request for your love to "receive" me as one who could very well be a true man of God whom He has sent unto you? O how I would that that be not so! I cry out for Love and Scripture. Will you not, therefore, have mercy and grant me such a "trial"?
Indeed, may you only "judge righteous judgment". (John 7:24b.) "Who is God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? he retaineth not his anger for ever, because he delighteth in mercy." (Micah 7:18.) As the Lord Jesus commanded, "By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another." (John 13:35.)
I pray that you would love me, as I love you, as Christ loved us first. As the last thing I wrote on that envelope to my friend in hope of fulfillment thereof, I pray that it be fulfilled as a testimony even by "all the church": "What a glorious opportunity we have for a testimony of love and reconciliation." Indeed, may grace abound!
And from 2_Timothy 4:22, "The Lord Jesus Christ be with thy spirit. Grace be with you. Amen."
Amen. Alleluia. Praise ye the LORD!
© December 4, 1996, The Standard Bearer
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