Sign in or signup
Radio Streams
SA Radio
24/7 Radio Stream
VCY America
24/7 Radio Stream

CODE #

My Favorite Things
Home
NewsSITE
Events | Local | Blogs
New Audio | Video | Clips
Broadcasters
Church Finder
Live Webcasts
Sermons by Bible
Sermons by Category
Sermons by Topic
Sermons by Speaker
Sermons by Date
Staff Picks
CommentsALL -39 sec
Top Sermons
Daily Log
Photos
Stores
Online Bible
Hymnal
Daily Reading
Our Services
Sermon DashboardNEW
Members Only

Richard Warmack | Ruston, Louisiana
Contact Info | Edit
•   Email  |  Web
www.gracebaptistofruston.org
•  Twitter
PHONE
318-513-9809
ADDRESS
Grace Baptist Church
2808 Trenton Street
Ruston, LA 71270
(Send any correspondence to mailing address listed)
MAILING
Grace Baptist Church
c/o Richard Warmack
900 Wedgewood Dr.
Ruston, LA 71270
Podcast + Codes
•  Apple iTunes | Video
SERMONS EMBED | Info
Mobile Apps | Info
•  ROKU TV
•  Apple TV
•  Chromecast
Enjoy sermons from this broadcaster
on a variety of mobile devices.
MyChurch: graceofruston | Set
MyChurch Code#: 58643
Our Blog
Older
Newer
Blog
Post+
Search
  
Filter By

"Who Are Our Brethren?" by Pastor Richard Warmack
THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2018
Posted by: Grace Baptist Church | more..
700+ views | 130+ clicks

Like every other person on this planet I was raised by well-intentioned, though misinformed people who taught me "we're all God's children" and that we are "our brother's keeper". This sounded logical to my human nature and understanding, so I just accepted it without question. Many years later, the Lord was pleased to "reveal His Son in me", bringing me through regeneration and conversion into that intimate relationship with Him that all believer's share - "That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, THAT YE ALSO MAY HAVE FELLOWSHIP WITH US: AND TRULY OUR FELLOWSHIP IS WITH THE FATHER, AND WITH HIS SON JESUS CHRIST." "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."(I Jn.1:3,7) When the Lord was pleased to awaken me to these truths, according to His express command I immediately began to question everything I had heard, as well as everyone from whom I heard it.

That brings me to the question posed in the title of this article: Who are our brethren? Now I know I have a natural brother, born of the same father and mother. Most of you have natural siblings as well. I have acquaintances and friends who attend other churches of various faiths. For the most part, all of them or most of them have made what the world calls "a profession of faith". My question to you is: ARE THEY OUR BRETHREN? I know a lot of people, even those who consider themselves "reformed", who consider ALL MEN WHO HAVE MADE A PROFESSION OF FAITH IN JESUS as "brethren". For the most part, they take this position because of their natural affection toward those who are close to them, especially their mother, father, brothers, sisters, or close kin who believe another gospel. I would ask you is this position a Scriptural position for one who has believed the one true Gospel as their only hope of salvation? Do the Scriptures give us any light on this subject? Fortunately, they do. In Matt.12, our Lord's natural mother Mary and his natural brothers sought to speak with him and one came and told Christ of their desire. His response was: "Who is my mother? and who are my brethren?"(Matt.12:48b) He then continued His thought in this manner, answering the question we have posed in this article: "And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren! For WHOSOEVER SHALL DO THE WILL OF MY FATHER which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother."(Matt.12:49,50) Our Lord clearly told us WHAT it is to do "the will of the Father" - "And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have (in the original Greek the words translated "may have" actually mean HATH, or already has in their possession) everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day" - Jn.6:40.

In II John 9-11, the Apostle John warns us concerning WHO we embrace as brethren: "Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds." If ANYONE, whether they are my mother, father, brother, sister, or friend, DOES NOT ABIDE in the doctrine of Christ, THEY "HATH NOT GOD", indicating they are lost without Christ, and therefore they are "in the world". What did our God tell us concerning our love of the world? "Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him." (I Jn.2:15) Our Lord was very clear on this subject: "He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me."(Matt.10:37) If we will compromise God's glory, which is HOW He can be both "a just God and a Saviour" in order to include our relatives who have trusted "another jesus" and have believed "another gospel" among those who are in heaven, we evidence ourselves to be, at best, babes in Christ, or at worst to be those who are unregenerate, yet "dead in trespasses and sins". Be very careful WHO you embrace as your brother in Christ.

post new | clone this | rss feed | blog top »
Text feature this blog entry
Our Blog
Older
Newer
Top


Bill Parker
The Glorious Destiny of Man

Hebrews 2:5-9
Sunday Service
Eager Avenue Grace Church
Play! | MP4 | RSS

The Word from the cross
Pastor Jerry Gardner

Shawn Reynolds
Jesus said, "It Is Written"

Grace Particular Baptist
Sunday Service
Play! | MP3

David Bodanza
The Icky Ism of Postmodernism

Seven Icky Isms That Hinder
Mission of Grace Church
Play! | MP3

Kevin Swanson
Beth Moore for Women Preaching

Shall Women Teach in Church?
Generations Radio
Play! | MP3

Sermon:
Hell is a Long Time
Dr. James M. Phillips

SPONSOR




                   
Keep such company as God keeps. ... Anonymous


Gospel of John
Cities | Local | Personal

MOBILE
iPhone + iPad
Church App
Watch
Android
Church App
Fire Tablet
Wear
Chromecast TV
Apple TV
Android TV
ROKU TV
Amazon Fire TV
Amazon Echo
Kindle Reader


HELP
Knowledgebase
Broadcasters
Listeners
Q&A
Uploading Sermons
Uploading Videos
Webcasting
Tips & Tricks
YouTube Screencasts
2-MINUTE TIPS

FOLLOW
Weekly Newsletter
Staff Picks Feed
SA Newsroom
RSS | Twitter | Facebook
SERVICES
Sermon Dashboard | Info
Audio | Video | Podcast
Sermon Player | Video
Church Finder | Info
Mobile & Apps
Live Webcasting
Listen Line
Events Support
Transcription | PowerClips
Billboards
Business Cards
SOLO | MINI | Domain
Favorites | QR Codes
Online Donations
24x7 Radio Stream
INTEGRATION
Embed Codes
Goodies
WordPress
Twitter
Facebook
Logos | e-Sword | BLB
JSON API

BATCH
Transfer Agent
Protected Podcasts
Auto-Upload Sermons
Upload via FTP
Upload via Dropbox
Picasa
ABOUT US
The largest and most trusted library of audio sermons from conservative churches and ministries worldwide.

Our Services | Articles of Faith
Broadcast With Us
Earn SA COINS! New!
Advertising | Local Ads
CONTACT
info@sermonaudio.com
Privacy Policy | Support Us | Stories