There is no fellowship between believers and an unbelievers. We are two different creatures in different worlds. But we bring the darkness over to the light by sharing the gospel with them.
The Apostle John wrote, "We know that we are of God, and the whole world lies in wickedness (1 Jn 5.19)." "That which we have seen and heard declare we to you (1 Cor 15.1), that you also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ (1 Jn 1.3)." They preached the gospel to the world so that it might have fellowship with them.
The gospel - "Christ died for our sins, he was buried and he rose the third day (1 Cor 15.3-4)." is easily preached to another after asking them, "Did you hear the good news (Gospel means good news.)." By uttering this (the gospel) to them in person with our mouth we give them the opportunity to believe on Christ and be saved (See SAVED on www.preach-the-gospel.org for a definition of 'saved'.) and in so doing bring them into fellowship with us (See FAMILYSHIP on www.preach-the-gospel.org.).
The instant another believes on Christ after we preach the gospel to them (Mk 16.15 & 1 Cor 1.21) God forgives them of their sins, gives them a new birth and fills them with His precious holy Spirit that produces love, joy and peace... (Jn 6.47, Acts 16.31, Gal 5.22-23, Eph 1.13 & 1 Jn 5.1) (See SAVED on www.preach-the-gospel.org for a definition.)! After we preach this same gospel to every person in every nation the end will come and Christ will return and take us to be with him forever (See THE BLESSED HOPE on www.preach-the-gospel.org.). Meanwhile we create righteousness out of unrighteousness, light out of darkness and brotherhood where no fellowship existed before (See IMAGINE on www.preach-the-gospel.org.).
For this transformation occur (I Cor 4.15b, 12 Cor 5.17 & Gal 6.15-16) we must simply utter the gospel to others in person with our mouth (Eph 6.19-20 & Col 4.3-4) and teach them that believe how to preach it (Mk 16.15 & Mt 28.20). Our country (and world) will continue to lie in wickedness if we don't preach the gospel as we ought to (See A LITTLE LEAVEN on www.preach-the-gospel.org.).
We bring the world out of wickedness and speed the return of Christ by preaching the gospel as we go (Mk 16.15) and teaching them that believe to preach it (Mt 28.20). There is no fellowship (familyship) (See TURN THE WORLD RIGHT SIDE UP and TEACH THEM on www.preach-the-gospel.org.).
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