Set Apart: The Nature and Importance of Biblical Separation lays out with clarity and brevity what separation is, how it is rooted in the Scripture, and why it is so important to a balanced Christian life. This doctrine has long been taught and practiced by many but is also widely ignored and frequently misunderstood by Christians.
True biblical separation is manifested in love—a love for God that rejects worldly values, a love for the church that protects its sheep from false teachers, and a love for fellow Christians that is willing to endure hardness in order to allow others to recognize truth.
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Easily understood, thorough presentation of the biblical doctrine of separation.As in the previous edition (The Dividing Line) Sidwell presents a biblical and well documented (see the many endnotes) position on the often neglected (or even denied) doctrine of separation. Most of the book is pretty much the same as the earlier edition. Chapters 6 and 9 have significant revision, and chapter 12, "Examples of Separation in History" is new and very helpful. As Chapter 12 demonstrates, a small minority has practiced this doctrine even when major leaders such as Charles Spurgeon and Martyn Lloyd-Jones tried to lead the way. If one were to read this book with an open Bible and an attitude of wanting to learn, perhaps more would be willing to obey this doctrine. I recently used this book as one of the texts for a graduate course on contemporary theology, but it is suitable for almost any grade level. I highly recommend it. John Mincy, Ph.D.