Romans 15:7 Receive One Another

Romans 15:7 (KJV)
Wherefore receive ye one another, as Christ also received us to the glory of God.

I contend that, first of all, this passage must be kept in the local church setting. We cannot, must not, receive any and every one regardless of doctrine, practice, or attitude. Separation is a biblical value. 

On the other hand, within the local church, when one is received there because of like faith and baptism, it is essential that the entire body receives the one who has been received. 

Notice how we are to receive them, “as Christ also received us.” Just as we are to forgive as God has forgiven us, so we are to receive as Christ has received us. 

  • We learn how to receive, 
  • We learn the means to receive, and 
  • We learn why to receive 

all in this simple verse. 

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Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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