4 Types of People God Tells Us To Avoid

4 Types of People God Tells Us To Avoid
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God warns us against snobbery and bigotry, things based on externals. 

But He warns us to avoid people with bad character:

1. Bad influences (1 Corinthians 15:33).
"Do not be misled: 'Bad company corrupts good character.'"
 
2. False teachers (2 John 1:10).
"If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not take them into your house or welcome them."

3. Professing Christians with sinful lifestyles (1 Corinthians 5:11).
"You must not associate with anyone who claims to be a brother or sister but is sexually immoral or greedy, an idolater or slanderer, a drunkard or swindler."

4. Divisive people (Titus 3:10-11).
"If people are causing divisions among you, give a first and second warning. After that, have nothing more to do with them..."

We shouldn't avoid unbelievers (1 Corinthians 5:9-11), but neither should we partner with them (2 Corinthians 6:14).
"Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?"

Let's heed these warnings.
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5 comments:

  1. This is the truth the way and the life and i myself know the bible but yet i had did the oppostion and know i am hurting to a point of coming out of God calling i must turn myself around and say lord forgive me of sinning against you and you alone i am ashame and guilty but Jesus died for all of our sins repent is to turn away ask for forgiveness and sin no more i can trust God for bringing me up once again Amen

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    1. You have made that important first step, dear friend - repentance. God bless you as you make your way back to the safety of His loving arms.

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  2. Dear Gail,

    Thank you, ma'am, for these messages and for all you do.
    Very much appreciated.

    Dave

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  3. First, praying for you Anonymous.

    Great points to have all in one spot. Pinning this one. Surprised, however, & happy, there aren't negative posts on this one. We may not like it, just as kids we didn't like our parents rules. But these are our Heavenly Father's rules for our own good.

    If your business deals are failing, with whom are you dealing...
    unbelievers? You can be unequally yoked in business too.

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