Schism in the Church (2)
A Sermon on Ephesians 6:10-13
The Whole Armor of God
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. (ESV)
The question of schism; division concerning doctrine; the example of the Brethren and the Strict Baptists; separation from the Church of England; justifiable grounds for division; the importance of not returning to Rome; division that is not over matters of salvation is questionable; in all things; charity; practical advice.