Having fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness



The apostle Paul said to the Ephesians: ďAnd have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them ÖĒ (Ephesians 5:11 - NKJV).

Therefore, you brothers must not have fellowship with all those works which donít bear fruit to God for they are works which bear fruit to death. What are the unfruitful works of darkness? The most evident are the following ones; consenting to tell a lie or to steal or to murder someone or to attend a spiritualist sťance. But there are other works of darkness which are less evident and which apparently donít seem to be unfruitful works of darkness, such as attending the religious ceremony for a wedding in a Roman Catholic basilica or in a hall of the Jehovahís Witnesses or of some other sects; buying cigarettes for someone who asks you to buy them; selling Bibles and Christian books on behalf of your Church; helping a drug addict to buy drugs, supporting the soccer team of oneís nation or town; taking someone to the cinema or the stadium; helping a tailor to make a miniskirt or helping a goldsmith to make jewelry for women or men, and many other things.

I exhort you in the Lord to be wise and not to consent to do anyone certain Ďfavours,í which are harmful and vain things that donít glorify God at all.