Dr. Enoch C. Kumar       
P.O. Box # 9519 6th Block, Koramangala Post office
Bangalore- 560095 Karnataka, India
Separation
We believe that God commands Christians to be a separated people (II Corinthians 6:14-18, 7:1). The Pillar and Ground of the Truth Baptist Church and her Local Church based ministries will separate itself from all forms of religious apostasy and neo-evangelical inclusivism. We reject the ecumenical movement which seeks to join all churches into one body regardless of doctrine or practice. We also reject the Charismatic and Pentecostal renewal movement with its unscriptural emphasis on emotionalism, tongues, signs, wonders and healing (I Corinthians 13:8-11). Therefore, we will not participate in any ecumenical program which promotes or allows diverse faiths to come together for the purpose of worship or evangelism. We believe in total, biblical separation from unbelievers and all forms of heresy and apostasy. We are to: try them (I John 4:1), mark them (Romans 16:17), rebuke them (Titus 1:13), have no fellowship with them (Ephesians 5:11), withdraw from them (II Thessalonians 3:6), receive them not (II John 10,11), have no company with them (II Thessalonians 3:14), reject them (Titus 3:10), and separate from them (II Corinthians 6:17). This church will enjoy fellowship with churches of like-minded faith, convictions, practice and order, but will have no part in any council of churches that is ecumenical in nature or thrust (I Thessalonians 5:21; Philippians 1:9; Hebrews 5:12-14; Jude 3; Romans 16:17; I Timothy 1:19-20; II Timothy 2:14-18; 4:14-15).

We believe Christians are to be personally separated from all worldly practices that hinder spiritual growth and stability. We believe that God's people should not love the world or the things that are in the world (I John 2:15-16). In addition, we believe that a Christian should live a holy life and maintain a testimony consistent with the New Testament. This affects such areas as dress and appearance, associations, amusements, language, and all other such areas as would be considered worldly (John 17:15-19; Ephesians 5:6-12; James 4:1-10).
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