And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures,
which are able to make thee wise unto salvation
through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
All scripture is given by inspiration of God,
and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof,
for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
2 Timothy 3:15 & 16
Thy word is true from the beginning:
and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever.
|Demystifying Biblical Christian Fellowship|
Christians have all kinds of ideas concerning Christian fellowship. It is so common to observe that most Christians equate fellowship as friendship. So socializing among Christians is considered fellowship. Is this biblically correct? But what actually is Christian fellowship? Is it just keeping company and maintaining friendship with others, especially among Christians. Is Christian fellowship only restricted to those with their own group or church? Who are those qualified for Christian fellowship? Who are those to be avoided in any form of fellowship? Are there any special privileges in Christian fellowship? What does Christian fellowship entails? What is the Scriptural basis for withholding fellowship with other Christians? What is the purpose of withdrawing fellowship from some other Christians? Is fellowshipping with other Christians important and necessary? And a host of other questions relating to Christian fellowship can be asked. But what does the Bible teach concerning Christian fellowship? Hence, it is needful to study the Bible to address all these issues concerning Christian fellowship without which, Christian fellowship will be misunderstood and mistaken as only having earthly friendship that involves social interaction and nothing more.