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"He That Finds His Life Will Lose It

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Hi Mike,

I'm glad to know the conference was edifying for you and for the others who attended. I'm
looking forward to seeing the audios and videos from it. Please give my regards to Billy.

It saddens me to tell you that my wife continues to attend the church she was raised in and is not
even willing to read my letter. All she thinks is that my faith is based on some internet site, and
she is not even willing to listen to me, so I don't force her to. Yesterday she threatened to divorce
me if I teach my faith to our children. She asked me to promise that I will not do so, but I told
her "I will teach them the Truth". We reconciled yesterday, and I was thankful to God that He
gave me enough faith not to compromise with her. It will tear me apart if she divorces me, in
fact it saddens me deeply that she threatened to do it. But if that is God's will, I will be honored
to suffer for Christ. I pray that He wills me to endure until the end.

Your brother in Christ,

V____
Hi V____,

I cannot tell you how encouraging it is to read a letter like this.

You are the head of your house, and you can teach your children nothing but the Truth. If one
fails to do so because of fear of the loss of a wife, then one will lose both wife and children and
also his standing with Christ. I wish all in this situation would have the strength and faith God
has given you in dealing with this.
Matt 10:39 He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall
find it.
When Paul talks about "the unbelieving being pleased to dwell with the believer," he is not
advocating that the believer should compromise his or her convictions for the sake of the
marriage. Paul knew how Christ felt about such situations.
1 Cor 7:12 But to the rest speak I, not the Lord: If any brother hath a wife that believeth not, and
she be pleased to dwell with him, let him not put her away.
1 Cor 7:13 And the woman which hath an husband that believeth not, and if he be pleased to
dwell with her, let her not leave him.
1 Cor 7:14 For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is
sanctified by the husband: else were your children unclean; but now are they holy.
1 Cor 7:15 But if the unbelieving depart, let him depart. A brother or a sister is not under
bondage in such [cases]: but God hath called us to peace.
1 Cor 7:16 For what knowest thou, O wife, whether thou shalt save thy husband? or how
knowest thou, O man, whether thou shalt save thy wife?
It is the fidelity of the believer to the doctrine of Christ that "saves your husband... [or] wife."
You have Christ and His Word on your side. There is nowhere else to go:
Matt 10:32 Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my
Father which is in heaven.
Matt 10:33 But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father
which is in heaven.
Matt 10:34 Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a
sword.
Matt 10:35 For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against
her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.
Matt 10:36 And a man's foes [shall be] they of his own household.
Matt 10:37 He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth
son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.
Matt 10:38 And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.
Matt 10:39 He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall
find it.
Matt 10:40 He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that
sent me.
Matt 10:41 He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet's reward;
and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous
man's reward.
Matt 10:42 And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water
only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.
Look at verse 40. "He that receives you receives me... and him that sent me." When I receive
you, I am receiving God and Christ. But what we fail to see in that statement is the fact that if I
reject you as one who is faithful to the words of Christ, I am rejecting Christ and His Father, and
again, this is what comes of that:
Matt 10:32 Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my
Father which is in heaven.
Matt 10:33 But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father
which is in heaven.
I will be home all day tomorrow so please call me at your convenience. I would love to hear
from you, and I look forward to doing so.

I also look forward to seeing you at one of our conferences when the Lord sees fit.

Your brother in the Christ.

Mike