Growth Points 005—Thoughts on Separation

January 16, 2012 by Paul Chappell

As Baptists, we know that we stand for separation. But why? And to what extent?

There is the obvious separation from paganism commanded in 2 Corinthians 6:17: “Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.”

But what instruction does Scripture provide concerning other Christian ministries that are not like us? Are we to separate from them?

Here are some thoughts regarding separation and stewarding the influence God has given us:


  1. Thanks for being a good and godly example of an IFB church. So many today give IFB’s a bad name.

    Comment by Jeff — January 16, 2012 @ 9:56 am

  2. I appreciate your simple and yet solid stand on separation. Please continue to do so. Though our eyes are on the Lord, you and the ministry God has enabled you to build, have been marked as an ensample.

    Comment by Dan Sunde — January 17, 2012 @ 5:15 am

  3. Very true! Some have become “reactionary” and have abandoned Bible principles because of “inconsistent” or “fallen” preachers. Hope we stop throwing the baby with the bathtub.

    Comment by Sammy — January 19, 2012 @ 4:42 pm

  4. I really appreciated this video. The truths set forth in this video are Biblical and Balanced. Great Video! Thought Provoking! Extremely Relevant!

    Comment by Joshua Teis — January 31, 2012 @ 1:49 pm

  5. I appreciate you taking the time to communicate your thoughts on this issue. As always your strong stand and great spirit is refreshing!

    Comment by Joshua Irmler — January 31, 2012 @ 4:35 pm

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