2Ch 19:2 And Jehu the son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him, and said to king Jehoshaphat, Shouldest thou help the ungodly, and love them that hate the LORD? therefore is wrath upon thee from before the LORD.
Any Christian who supports financially or otherwise a cause that is contrary to the teaching of the Bible is guilty of “helping the ungodly” and is guilty of loving them that hate the Lord. To do so will subject oneself to the wrath of God.
Paul warns us, though in entirely different words, of this same principle:
2 Corinthians 6:14 Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership does righteousness have with lawlessness? And what fellowship does light have with darkness?
2Co 6:15 And what agreement does Christ have with Belial? Or what part does a believer have with an unbeliever?
2Co 6:16 And what agreement does a temple of God have with idols? For you are a temple of the living God, even as God said, “I will” dwell in them and “walk among them, and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.” Lev. 26:12; Ezek. 37:27
2Co 6:17 Because of this, “come out from among them” “and be separated,” says the Lord, “and do not touch the unclean thing,” and I will receive you. Isa. 52:11
2Co 6:18 “And I will be a Father to you, and you will be sons” and daughters to Me, says the Lord Almighty. 2 Sam. 7:8, 14; Isa. 43:6 (LITV–Literal Translation of the Bible)
Failure to understand and apply such Bible principles as are contained in these verses has led to much weakening of the Church of Jesus Christ and its testimony in the world at large. I have very recently both read and heard the results of polls and researchers who uniformly show that people who name the name of Christ in Evangelical Bible believing churches are often indistinguishable statistically from the rest of the people who live around them in the same but non-Christian culture in their beliefs and practice or lifestyle.
This tells me that people in our churches are not being taught Bible doctrine. They know nothing about the doctrine of holiness, the doctrine of separation, or just about any other doctrine or teaching found in the Bible.
This tells me that people in our churches who believe the Bible and people who are believers that are not attending a traditional church are not learning Bible doctrine. Some might be reading the Bible on their own, but they have not really studied the Bible carefully enough to become aware of its fundamental, basic teaching.
Just the other night in the middle of the night I happened to hear a snippet from the Janet Mefferd show. She was speaking of a research study that found that the most moral people in the United States of America, and perhaps the world, are the Mormons. She asked the pointed question, Since when do Bible believing, Evangelical Christians come short of the morality practiced by a false cult?
See if you can answer that one!
For those who desire to DIG DEEPER into this subject:
(1) Consult the cross references given in Nelson’s Cross Reference Guide to the Bible on pages 437-438 for 2 Chronicles 19:2.
(2) Consult the cross references given in The New Treasury of Scripture Knowledge on page 491 or in Logos 5 or 6 Bible software for 2 Chronicles 19:2.
(3) Consult the cross references given in the original Treasury of Scripture Knowledge on page 306 for 2 Chronicles 19:2.
(3) Most people today do not have access to those three resources, so I have posted cross references for this passage as I have developed them even more completely for your study as given below:
2 Chronicles 19:2. And Jehu. 2 Ch 20:34. 1 K 16:1, 7, 12. +2 K 9:2. Hanani. 2 Ch 16:7. +1 Ch 25:4. the seer. See on 1 S 9:9. to meet him. 2 Ch 28:9. Ge 20:2. Is 39:3. and said. 2 Ch 26:18. 2 K 5:3, 4, 13. Is 39:3. Je 22:1. Ezk 3:20. Am 7:14. John 10:35. Rev 2:6. to king Jehoshaphat. 2 Ch 20:1, 37. 1 K 22:4, 44. help the ungodly. 2 Ch 16:3. 18:1, 3, 28. 20:37. 22:5. **2 S 12:14. 1 K 15:19. 21:25. 2 K 3:7. 8:28. Ezr 9:12. Jb 8:20. +*Ps 15:4. *Ps 139:21, 22. Pr 1:10-19. 13:20. Ec 10:1. %+*Mk 1:25. Ro 1:32. 16:17. *2 Cor 6:14-17. **Ep 5:11. **2 J 1:10, 11. +*Jude 1:3. love them that. T#112. 1 K 11:2. 2 K 8:18. Ec 3:8. Mic 3:2. Mt 10:11-14. 1 Cor 5:9-11. 10:20. +*1 Cor 15:33. *Ep 5:11. 2 Th 3:6, 14, 15. 2 Tim 3:5. +*1 J 2:15. *2 J 1:9-11. hate the Lord. 2 Ch 18:7. *Ex 20:5. Dt 5:9. 7:10. 32:41. 33:11. Ps 21:8. 68:1. 71:15. Pr 13:20. John 15:18, 23. Ro 1:30. 8:7. 1 Cor 15:33. **James 4:4. is wrath. +2 Ch 24:18. 25:7, 15. 32:25. 1 S 13:13. Ps 90:7, 8. Ro 1:18. 1 Cor 11:31, 32.