Thursday, March 09, 2017

1 JOHN 1:3 THE FELLOWSHIP THAT'S SCRIPTURAL..

By the title of the lesson, you rightly conclude there is an unscriptural fellowship? What does that mean?

Do you like people? Could it be a problem that some Christians like people of the world more than other Christians?

Fellowship is between or with whom? Text: "what we have seen and heard we proclaim to you also, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ." 1 John 1:3
Until one is saved, he is not in fellowship with God, Eph. 2:12

What is fellowship? KOINONIA is defined as "Short Definition: participation, communion, fellowship
Definition: (lit: partnership) (a) contributory help, participation, (b) sharing in, communion, (c) spiritual fellowship, a fellowship in the spirit."
The word suggest a close relationship.

It's something to be devoted to, Acts 2:42. In fact, devotion to fellowship with the church is a mark of the true church.

Koinonia is conditional, hence not proper or allowed to everyone. See a few verses later that it says,
"6 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: 7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin." 1 Jn 1:6-7.

Fellowship with God is possible for those who "walk in the light" is a figurative way of saying a true believer who is trying to remain faithful.

Since fellowship is conditional, is anyone excluded? Paul writes: "14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?" 2 Cor. 6:14.

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