2 John 1:11 (KJV)
For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.
Paul taught us that, when we support a preacher’s ministry, we become part of that ministry and share in its fruits.
For even in Thessalonica ye sent once and again unto my necessity.
Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account.
This passage indicates that the opposite is equally true; when we encourage, even in something as small as sending them on their way with our best wishes; in some way the heretic, the divider, the one who walks contrary to what the Bible teaches (especially in regard to Jesus) we becomes a partaker (participant) in their evil deed.
As some Christians put too little stock in the former, so too so many with the latter.
- More support should be given to the faithful man of God
- Much less encouragement should be given to the one who has departed from our ranks.
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