Some things just don’t mix They don’t belong…

Some things just don’t mix. They don’t belong together. Light and dark don’t mix; fire and ice don’t mix; oil and water don’t mix; and hypocrisy and discipleship don’t mix. Nevertheless, there is a boundless supply of black-hearted wolves in sheep’s clothing who pass themselves off as part of the Shepherd’s flock. It has always been this way. John wrote three letters in our Bibles and the last is the shortest of the three. In it he mentions two men: Gaius and Diotrephes. They were as different as diamonds and coal. Gaius was a true-hearted and whole-hearted disciple, beloved of God and the apostle. But Diotrephes was a self-seeking, my-way-or-no-way, blackhearted scoundrel, who used his position of leadership to rule-or-ruin, an ecclesiastical bull-dozer. So in one church we have both sweet and bitter, true and false, Christian and hypocrite. The tragedy is that one hypocrite can undo and destroy the work of a hundred faithful Christians. This is Just-A-Minute.

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