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March 28, 2023

Receiving Those Whom Christ Has Received

Rom 14:1 Now him who is weak in faith receive.... (13) Therefore let us judge one another no longer, but rather judge this: not to put a stumbling block or cause of falling before your brother. 15:7 Therefore receive one another, as Christ also received you to the glory of God.

Consider the example of baptism. There are many different concepts about baptism. Some people insist on sprinkling, some on immersion, others argue about the name in which we baptize people, and still others argue against physical baptism, claiming that baptism is purely spiritual. How many different schools of opinion there are over this one matter of baptism! This is dreadful. And this over just one doctrine! ...Christianity is a history of division and confusion. Much of this division has been caused by divergent doctrinal concepts. We have learned this lesson after a thorough study of church history and we do not want to repeat the tragedy of the history of Christianity. Therefore, we will never argue about head covering or baptism or holy days or about the wine used at the Lord's table. We will never dispute about trifling matters such as the bread and the cup used at the Lord's table, the kind of water used in baptism, and the way of baptizing people. The Lord's recovery is not concerned with that. The Lord's recovery is for Christ as life and for the church as the expression of Christ in unity in each locality. Thus, we must be careful not to receive people according to doctrinal concepts, but according to God's receiving.

Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Witness Lee. Life-study of Romans, pp. 331-333. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. Please visit us at www.emanna.com. Send comments to: comment@emanna.com.

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