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Separation by Sex

The Lord Jesus Christ commanded that those follow Him must separate themselves completely from the world. The more a Christian learns to obey God’s word, the more separated from the world he becomes.

It is interesting to note, that God explains the requirements of true repentance, before the Messiah will come back to save those in Jerusalem. The final requirement is that the Jewish people separate by sex. Each extended family will meet together, but the women will meet separately. This same command extends to war, purification, and divine service. As the apostle Paul said, the best work for God is done by those who are single, and not encumbered with pleasing their spouse. A single person really should not try to become married. God has a special plan for those that are single, that he cannot give to those that are married.

When it comes to true repentance, we have to step away from our marriage is to truly accomplish it. For it to be real, it cannot be coed.

It is a very interesting thing to watch; when a woman enters a room with there is only men. That lone woman becomes the center of every individual man’s attention. It does not matter what the men were doing before she entered. They might’ve been praying, pouring out their hearts to God, or intently studying Scripture, but a woman enters the room, and every man becomes distracted. They cannot focus on what they’re doing anymore; their concern goes out to the woman.

In order for men to focus, they cannot have a woman present. They can have other men present, but they cannot have any females present. The same follows when men repent, they cannot be around even a single woman. They must be around other men. Not being a woman, I suspect the opposite is true as well. Women cannot truly be themselves, and be honest, unless they are with those of their same sex and family.

It used to be unheard of, in any Christian church that the men and women would sit together. Men would sit on their side, or in front, and the women on their side or in back. Children sit with the womenfolk, but as they mature, the boys would move to sit with the men. It is often very interesting to notice that in churches today, once the romantic intrigue ends up dating and courting, this seems to naturally happen. The wives go off by themselves in the nursery, and spend the church hour socializing with other women and children. Whoever is in charge of keeping order in the church, knows that they must visit the nursery and kick out as many women as possible. Even the teenage girls like to hang out there, unless they are trying to catch the eye of some stupid fellow.

Jesus warned us that we must separate ourselves from the world, forcing racial integration, imposing coed living, and worshiping in a coed environment, has done much to break down both the appeal and effect of our churches today. We may not be able to change the status quo, and we may feel like we are stuck with a coed lifestyle, but if we dared to be different, and dared to be holy, maybe we would find out that God’s way is actually better! Of course it always is!

From Zechariah 12.

Fathers and Sons Walk with the Same Woman

God states absolutely that God is going to destroy Israel because both father and son travel or walk with the same woman.

Now those that reject the simple plain meaning immediately figure this is adultery. But it does not say that, and it could have.

In Gentile culture, the clear lines of separation are usually ignored between men and women. In both the Old and New Testament men and women are to remain separate. They are never to even see a relative partially naked. Righteous Noah got drunk on the grape juice after the flood and was not properly clothed, so his sons covered him, but took care not to see his nakedness. One did not take pains to not see Noah and he and his family were cursed.

Paul makes no apologies about openly ordering men not to touch any women. He also makes it clear they were not to steal attention by asking questions or giving answers in a church service. They were to be silent and only talk to their husband in private later about questions or opinions.

Early churches even as late as those in this country, would carefully separate men and women during times of worship or fellowship. Some went so far as to bury their dead in separate four different areas: male adults, female adults, male children, female children. 

Mixing men and women even among children is a huge mistake and in total flagrant opposition to God and His Word. Every excuse made to distort the wording of Scripture or simply ignoring the Bible does not hold up to God and how He will judge our actions.

Many a marriage has come to ruin because of a woman who worked with a man, or a man who worked with a woman. They violated the touching and separation laws of God and brought horrible sin and its penalties on not only themselves but all related to them. The children of this day are the product of these horribly wrong acts of fornication and adultery. and it is no wonder they despise and openly defy all moral stands.

Men, why are you walking the hall with some woman? Women, why are you looking to attract the attention of men? The only means you have of crossing the lines of separation is through marriage, but marriages are to be arranged by parents or uncles, and not by the individuals who frankly cannot make wise choices in this area.

If you do not have parents who can arrange a good marriage for you, or you cannot stand what they decide, then don’t get married. You are only propagating evil in this world instead of stopping it with your own life. God notes this and holds us to His high and holy standard, and as it says, most will find they never accepted Christ as Lord and Master, and it is proven by the sinful deeds they persisted in doing. Ignorance is no excuse for disobedience to God. Everyone of us has a chance to learn the truth by reading the Holy Scriptures and asking God to use the Holy Spirit to guide us.

To see the verse that inspired a very different commentary, see Amos 2:7 in the prophecy guide. Amos has some strong words to say to the different countries we hear about today and why they will be completely destroyed, and even all their citizens.