The Doctrine of Christ
When members of the Church gather for a meal together, it is common for that event to be referred to as a “fellowship,” though eating with others is not usually known by this name. In reality, the fellowship of the saints is based upon a common belief in and practice of the common doctrine of Biblical truth. For this reason, when one has purified his soul by obedience to the truth, he is not in fellowship with those who have not. For this reason, the Second Epistle of John describes transgression as a failure to abide in the doctrine of Christ. Further, he is a partaker of evil who bids God speed to any who bring not the Gospel truth, and assistance must not be lent to such. He is in fellowship with the Father and the Son who abides in the doctrine of Christ.
Written by David Hayes Prophater