What God has joined together, let not man separate


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What God has joined together, let not man separate

  1. 1. God Has Put Things Together•And God has told us the proper orderand arrangements that NEED TOEXIST IN OUR LIVES TODAY.•In Marriage there is only one wayallowed for mankind by God today.•Husband (man) and Wife (woman).Genesis 2:18-24; 1:27-28; Matthew 19:3-12•God hates divorce but allows it for just onereason. Malachi 2:16; Matthew 19:9•“Therefore what God has joined together ,let not man separate.” Mt. 19:6
  2. 2. God Has Joined Together…•Faith and Works•The faith-obedient works of God’scommands… James 2:14-26•The Faith that is working through Love…Galatians 5:6•The faith that by the reverential fear of Godworks righteousness… Acts 10:34-35•The above are the kinds of faith and worksby which we can be acceptable to God.•Not by our own devised works! Rom. 10:1-3•God does not accept man’s ways…Mt. 15:9
  3. 3. God Has Joined Together…•Obedience and Salvation•Anything but God’s will is sin… Mt. 7:21-23•Purify your soul by obeying the truth…1 Peter 1:22•Eternal salvation is only for those who obeyChrist’s law… Hebrews 5:8-9•The principle is if he is your Lord you mustdo what he says! Luke 6:46•If we do not accept his words we will becondemned in the last day. John 12:48
  4. 4. God Has Joined Together…•Repentance and Baptism•“Repent, and let every one of you be baptizedin the name of Jesus Christ for the remission(forgiveness) of your sins…” Acts 2:38•“Repentance and remission of sins” in Jesusname… Luke 24:47•“Repent, turn to God and do works meet forrepentance”… Acts 26:20•“Be baptized, and wash away your sins,calling on the name of the Lord”… Acts 22:16
  5. 5. God Has Joined Together…•Profession and Practice•(ERV) “Be careful in your life and inyour teaching. Continue to live and teachrightly. Then you will save yourself andthose who listen to your teaching”.1 Timothy 4:16•We must do what we profess to do orbecome a blasphemer! Romans 2:21-29•We must not only speak what Christsays to do, but do it too! James 2:12
  6. 6. God Has Joined Together…•Faithfulness and Eternal Life•Can’t continue in sin and have eternallife! Romans 6:1-2, 12, 16; John 8:34•“be thou faithful unto death, and I will givethee a crown of life”. Rev. 2:10•“I have fought a good fight, I have finishedmy course, I have kept the faith: Henceforththere is laid up for me a crown ofrighteousness, which the Lord, therighteous judge, shall give me at that day:and not to me only, but unto all them alsothat love his appearing”. 2 Timothy 4:7-8
  7. 7. Don’t Separate What GodHas Joined Together!•We have revealed to us what God hasjoined together in the Bible and we need tokeep it that way. 2 Timothy 3:16-17•If we do not obey God, we are settingourselves up for eternal punishment.2 Thes. 1:7-10 -- Rather be saved…•Hear & Believe the gospel… Rom. 1:16-17•Repent of sin… Acts 3:19•Confess Christ… Acts 8:37•Be Baptized… Mark 16:16