Break Fellowship with Railers
The title of this sermon is, Break Fellowship with Railers. It’s based on 1 Corinthians 5:11, which reads, in context:
“I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators: yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world. But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolator, or a railer [note that it said there not to keep company with any brother who is a railer; it said: “not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous or an idolator, or a railer…] , or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat. For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not ye judge them that are within? But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person” (1 Cor 5:9-13).
Also, note at the end there, that it called a brother who is a railer a “wicked person.” Ok? so Christians can be wicked people. If a Christian is a railer, then he is a wicked person, according to the Bible, and we should not keep company with him, we should break fellowship with him.
So today we’re going to look at the biblical definition for “railing,” and we’ll look at why we should break fellowship with Christians who rail, and how to do it.
II. What Is a Railer/Railing?
Let’s start with the Bible’s definition of “railing.” And this is a very interesting study… What is railing?… You know, before I did this study, I didn’t have a clear definition of railing, myself. But now I do; the KJV’s built-in dictionary clearly defines the word very clearly… And I’m curious, how many of you guys have a clear definition of railing, in your mind? and how many of you 100% sure what the word means?… By a show of hands, how many of you are pretty confident that you know the bible’s definition for “railing”?… Ok, so I’ll assume that the rest of you aren’t 100% sure what the word means. And I’m going to do this little survey again, at the end…
A. What “Railing” Is
1. 1 Samuel 25:10-11,14
Turn to 1 Samuel 25; this is the first time the word “rail” is used in the Bible, and it’s used to describe the man Nabal’s response to David’s request for some food for him and his men. Nabal’s response is in 1 Samuel 25, starting at verse 10: “And Nabal answered David’s servants, and said, Who is David? and who is the son of Jesse? there be many servants now a days that break away every man from his master. Shall I then take my bread, and my water, and my flesh that I have killed for my shearers, and give it unto men, whom I know not whence they be?” (1 Sam 25:10-11)… and then go down to verse 14, which reads: “But one of the young men told Abigail, Nabal’s wife, saying, Behold, David sent messengers out of the wilderness to salute our master; and he railed on them.”
Ok so Nabal’s response is called “railing,” and if you look again at his response, in verses 10 & 11, and see what characterizes his response, you can see what railing is… Nabal said, Who is David, and who is the son of Jesse?… So Nabal was being very disrespectful towards David; everybody knew that God, and Samuel had anointed David the next king. And everyone knew that David had slew Goliath, and that David had been a great leader in Israel’s army. So Nabal was being purposely disrespectful when he said, Who is David?… One of the characteristics of “railing” is being disrespectful.
And Nabal went on to say, there be many servants now a days that break away every man from his master… Ok and that was a misrepresentation of what David was going through at the time. David didn’t arbitrarily break away from his master; Saul was unjustly trying to kill David, and David was fleeing for his life. So another characteristic of railing is misrepresenting someone, or falsely accusing them.
Lastly, you can see an underlining mockery in everything Nabal said about David. Nabal was mocking David when he said, Who is David? Just some runaway servant?!… So, in this first use of the word, “railing,” we see that it refers to “disrespecting” someone, and “falsely accusing” them and “mocking” them.
2. 2 Chronicles 32:17
Next, turn to 2 Chronicles 32:17. Here we see a pagan king rail against God. Never a good idea. So 2 Chronicles 32:17: “He wrote also letters to rail on the LORD God of Israel, and to speak against him, saying, As the gods of the nations of other lands have not delivered their people out of mine hand, so shall not the God of Hezekiah deliver his people out of mine hand.”
Here we see that “railing” is described as “speaking against”; and we see that this pagan king was disrespecting and mocking God when he said that God couldn’t deliver his people. So, again, “railing” is seen as “disrespecting,” “mocking,” and “speaking against.”
3. Mark 15:29-32; Matthew 27:39-44; Luke 23:39
Now when we get to the New Testament, we’re given even more precise definitions of the word, “railing.” Turn to Mark 15, starting at verse 29… Mark 15:29: “ And they that passed by railed on him, wagging their heads, and saying, Ah, thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days, save thyself, and come down from the cross. Likewise also the chief priests mocking said among themselves with the scribes, He saved others; himself he cannot save. Let Christ the King of Israel descend now from the cross, that we may see and believe. And they that were crucified with him reviled him” (Mk 15:29-32).
So it was called “railing” when the passersby disrespected and mocked Jesus as he hung on the Cross. “Wagging their heads” was associated with railing; wagging your head at someone is a disrespectful act. And it says, likewise also the chief priests mocking… so, again, mocking is associated with railing. And it says that the thieves who were being crucified reviled Jesus; so “reviling” is also used in association with “railing.”
In fact, if you look at Matthew’s version of this event, you see that the word “reviling” is used interchangeably with the word, “railing.” Matthew 27, verses 39 and 40 reads: “And they that passed by reviled him, wagging their heads, and saying, Thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days, save thyself. If thou be the Son of God, come down from the cross.”
So in Mark it says the passersby “railed” on Jesus, and in Matthew it says that the passersby “reviled” Jesus; that’s the KJV-Dictionary, right? interchanging words in order to define them; and so “railing” means “reviling.”
And the Matthew passage continues: “Likewise also the chief priests mocking him, with the scribes and elders, said, He saved others; himself he cannot save. If he be the King of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe him. He trusted in God; let him deliver him now, if he will have him: for he said, I am the Son of God. The thieves also, which were crucified with him, cast the same in his teeth.”
Ok, note that Mark said the thieves “reviled” Jesus, and Matthew said the thieves “cast the same in his teeth.” And now, if you look at Luke’s account, he says that one of the thiefs “railed” on Jesus; so the word “railing” is used interchangeable with “reviling” and with the phrase, “cast the same in his teeth.” Luke 23:39 reads: “And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us.”
Alright, so now we have a clear biblical definition of the word, “rail”; it means to “mock” someone, to “disrespect” them, to “revile” someone, or to “wag your head” at them; to “cast the same in their teeth,” which has the idea of twisting someone’s own words and using their words against them. And “railing” also kinda means to “falsely accuse”; because Nabal falsely accused David of leaving his master, which was a twisting of the truth; and the passersby falsely accused Jesus of saying that he was going to destroy the temple, which he didn’t say.
B. What “Railing” Isn’t
1. “Railing” Doesn’t Mean Only “Falsely Accusing”
So, again, the biblical definition of “railing” is “mocking,” “disrespecting,” “reviling,” “casting the same in someone’s teeth” or “falsely accusing” them of something; and it can include such gestures as “wagging you head” at someone.
And so the reason I wanted to show you the biblical definition for “railing” is because I’ve noticed that a lot of people have the wrong definition of the word.
For instance, some pastors will say that “railing” only means “falsely accusing,” and that’s it. But “falsely accusing” is really the least of the definitions of the word; “falsely accusing” is really more of a connotation of the word; “railing” primarily means “mocking” and “disrespecting” and “reviling.” In essence, railing means just being really mean to someone. And the pastors that try to tell you that “railing” only means “falsely accusing” are usually pastors who like to rail themselves, and so that’s why they deny the primary meaning of the word! These pastors mock and disrespect and revile others, all the time, and so of course they’re not going to admit that what they’re doing is railing… ‘Railing just means falsely accusing,’ they’ll tell you. But, of course, they’re being dishonest.
Because Jude 1:9 teaches that you shouldn’t even bring a railing accusation against Satan; Jude 1:9 reads: “Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee”… And so if we’re not supposed to rail even against Satan, then “rail” cannot primarily mean “falsely accuse,” because any accusation brought against Satan is true! Whatever evil act exists, Satan’s done it! Satan’s the originator of it! And so there is no such thing as falsely accusing Satan of something. Therefore the biblical admonition not to rail against Satan cannot mean don’t bring a false accusation against him; again, bringing a false accusation against Satan isn’t really possible.
Therefore “railing” must mean “mocking,” “disrespecting,” “reviling”; and that makes sense in the context of how the word rail is used in Jude 1:9; the archangel Michael didn’t dare to mock, disrespect, or revile Satan, instead Michael said, the Lord rebuke you; Satan is our adversary, Satan is evil, but he’s a powerful being, created by God, and so we should still have a healthy respect for him.
2. “Railing” Doesn’t Mean Only “Critiquing”
Now I’ve also noticed that a lot of people think railing means criticizing anyone about anything in anyway. But “railing” does not mean to simply “critique” someone. Because if you critique someone in love, or if you critique someone respectfully, then you’re not railing. Railing is a mocking, belittling kind of critique. Railing is being mean, it’s being hateful towards someone, in your critique of them, even if your critique of them is true.
III. Why Break Fellowship?
A. Cause They’re Characterized by Railing
So now that we know how to identify railing, let’s talk about breaking fellowship with railers. Turn again to 1 Corinthians chapter 5, verses 9-13. Focus in, first, on verse 11, which reads: “But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolator, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat.”
Now the connotation here is that we’re supposed to break fellowship with brothers who are characterized by these sins. We’re not to break fellowship with a brother who fornicated one time, and then repented. We’re to break fellowship with a brother who is continually fornicating- who’s characterized by his fornicating. And, likewise, we’re not to break fellowship with someone who occasionally rails- no, we’re supposed to break fellowship with brothers who continually rail- who are characterized by their railing.
B. Cause the Bible Says So
But why break fellowship with them? Why are we supposed to break fellowship with Christians, with brothers in Christ, just because they rail?
Well, first of all, we’re supposed to break fellowship with them because the Bible says to. That’s enough, right? 1 Corinthians 5:11 says, “not to keep company” with railers, and not to eat with them. And 1 Corinthians 5:13 says, “…put away from among yourselves that wicked person.” So the Bible calls railers, “wicked.” And it says to put them away from you- to get them out of your fellowship.
C. Lest Thou Learn His Ways
But what’s the reasoning behind breaking fellowship with Christian railers? Well turn to Proverbs 22, starting at verse 24; Proverbs 22:24: “Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go: lest thou learn his ways, and get a snare to thy soul” (Pr 22:24-25). Ok, so this is basically the Old Testament version of 1 Corinthians 5’s break fellowship with railers; we’re to break fellowship with angry railers because, if we don’t, we’ll learn their ways – we’ll start imitating them – and it will become a snare to our souls. 1 Corinthians 5:6 puts it this way: “…Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump?” We’re to break fellowship with angry railers because, if we don’t, their railing will spread like leaven through dough, until the whole loaf is contaminated and altered- if there’s a railer in your local congregation, his railing will spread to everyone, unless you kick him out of church.
Proverbs 22:10 puts it another way: “Cast out the scorner, and contention shall go out; yea, strife and reproach shall cease.” If there’s a scorner, a mocker, a railer in your fellowship, then he’s going to spread contention and strife and reproach. But, if you kick him out, the strife will cease.
D. That He May Be Ashamed
So you want to break fellowship with a railer to protect yourself from learning his ways and having it become a snare to your soul, like it’s a snare to his soul; and also you want to break fellowship with railers in your local congregation so that the whole body doesn’t get infected and start railing and striving with each other…
But another reason to break fellowship with a Christian railer is to help the railer himself- to help him repent. 2 Thessalonians 3:14-15 says, “And if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed. Yet count him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.”
So when we break fellowship with brothers who rail, it’s also for the purpose of helping them, so that they’ll be ashamed of their behavior, and repent of it.
IV. How to Break Fellowship
Now we’ll get more into that in a moment – how to break fellowship with railers, and why – but first I want to talk about how to respond to railers.
A. How to Respond to a Railer
1. Not Rendering Railing for Railing
Now, if you remember, we got our clearest definitions of “railing” from the gospels, by reading how the people railed on Jesus, as He hung on the Cross. And when considering that same event, Jesus on the Cross, we can also see how we’re supposed to react to railers.
1 Peter 2:23, speaking of Jesus on the Cross, says: “Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously.” So when Jesus was reviled, he didn’t revile back. Remember, “revile” is one of the definitions of “rail”; so when they reviled or railed on Jesus, he didn’t rail back…
And neither should we. If you look at the context of this verse, you’ll see that it’s talking about following Jesus’ example. Go back a few verses, starting at 1 Peter 2:20, and you’ll see the context, it reads: “For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God. For even herunto were ye called [see that? even hereunto were ye called, means: this is what you’re supposed to do- this is what you’re called to do…]: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: who, when he was reviled, reviled not again …” (1 Pet 2:20-23).
2. Being Reviled, We Bless
So Christ gave us the perfect example to follow: when they railed against Christ, he didn’t rail back. And so when people rail against us, we’re not supposed to rail back either. And Paul says this, in 1 Peter 3:9. He says, “Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing …”
I think this is a hard example for some of us to follow; we’re kind of trained in this culture to fight back. Earlier in the week, somebody railed against our church, they said to me that our church only consists of Afshin’s family and a couple of guys on Skype… which is actually kinda funny, but he said it in a very hateful, railing way. And, I’m ashamed to say, that I just railed back at him; I told him that I’d rather have Afshin’s family, and a couple of guys on Skype, than a 1000 railers like him in my church.
And yeah there’s something kind of satisfying about railing back at people. But it’s not right; it’s not the right thing to do. And it’s not the example Jesus set for us.
And, in that same conversation that I had, there was a brother, one who used to be a railer, but repented, and was now trying very hard to be loving, like we’re supposed to be – in fact, our teaching helped this brother repent of his railing, and become loving. And this loving brother saw me rail back, against that other guy; and the loving brother said to me: as Christians, shouldn’t our words always be to the edification of each other?… And, of course, the loving brother was right… I’m was there trying to teach people not to rail, and then I ended up railing myself… I felt ashamed… We need to, I need to, not revile back, when I’m reviled. And not return railing for railing.
So what should our response be to railing? Well we’re actually supposed to respond to railing, with a blessing. 1 Peter 3:9-10 reads: “Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing: knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing. For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile.” So not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; it’s simple: our response to railing is supposed to be blessing. Paul said the same thing in 1 Corinthians 4:12, speaking of the Apostles, he said: “…being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it: being defamed, we intreat ..” (1 Cor 4:12-13). So, again, we’re supposed to respond to being reviled against, or to being railed against with blessing. This is Christianity 101, right? Bless them that curse you (Luke 6:28).
B. How to Break Fellowship with a Railer
But we are supposed to break fellowship with railers. And it’s not supposed to be done out of spite, or in a railing way. We’re just supposed to break fellowship with Christians, who are characterized by railing, because the Bible says so.
1. Count Him Not as an Enemy, But Admonish Him as a Brother
And the Bible also tells us how to break fellowship with brothers who rail. Looking at 2 Thessalonians 3 again, verses 14 and 15 read: “And if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed. Yet count him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.”
So that’s how we’re supposed to break fellowship with Christians: we’re to admonish them as brothers, when we break fellowship with them. We’re not to treat them as an enemy… It’s kind of amazing how love is supposed to characterize everything we do- even breaking fellowship with someone is supposed to be a loving act, and act of brotherly admonishment. It’s not supposed to be something done with hate, or out of anger.
2. Hope for Restoration
i. Mt 18:15-18
When we break fellowship with a brother, we’re supposed to hope that it’ll lead to restoration. In Matthew 18, we have the seminal passage on church discipline: if a brother sins against you, you first go to him one on one, and if he doesn’t repent, then you take it to him, again, with a couple of witnesses; and if he doesn’t repent, you bring it to him before the whole church; and, if he doesn’t repent then, you kick him out of church.
But I want you to look at the first verse of that passage: Matthew 18:15, which reads: “Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.” You see, in that verse lies the heart of church discipline: you’re trying to gain your brother back! If he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother. That’s the goal: trying to gain your brother back. When you’re going through the process of admonishing a brother for sinning, you shouldn’t hope that you get to kick him out of church- you should hope that he feels ashamed, and repents, so that you can gain him back as a brother.
And this concept elucidates Luke 17:3-4, which reads: “Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him. And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him.” If forgiving your brother 7 times in a day seems hard to you, it’s because you’re goal isn’t to forgive him. But if your goal is to forgive and restore fellowship with your brother, then repeatedly forgiving him is very doable. We’ve gotta check our heart, we’ve gotta check our motive, and make sure that we wanna forgive the railing Christian; and not just get back at him.
ii. Like the Man in Church at Corinth
In 1 Corinthians 5:11, where we’re given that list of sins that we should break fellowship over, if a brother’s characterized by them, that includes the sin of railing… well that passage also includes fornicating. In fact, the context of that passage is primarily about a fornicating believer; a man that was with his father’s wife. Paul told the church to break fellowship with him, to kick him out of the church, so that other people wouldn’t be influenced and fall into some kind of fornication too. That’s what Paul was talking about when he said, a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump.
But, after the church obeyed Paul and broke fellowship with the man, over his sin. The man repented. He stopped fornicating. And so Paul told the church to let the man back in- to restore fellowship with him. The goal and hope for breaking fellowship with a fornicating Christian or with a railing Christian should be restoration.
2 Corinthians 2:6-8 reads: “Sufficient to such a man is this punishment, which was inflicted of many. So that contrariwise ye ought rather to forgive him, and comfort him, lest perhaps such a one should be swallowed up with overmuch sorrow. Wherefore I beseech you that ye would confirm your love toward him.”
Ok, this man was in a horrendous sin. As Pastor Yaghtin preached last week, it was a sin that God’s law gave the death penalty for- it was a capital offense. But Paul still had love for this man- Paul didn’t wish that it was legal to execute the man. Paul wasn’t filled with disdain or hate for him. Paul was concerned about how the man felt. Paul said, forgive him, and comfort him, lest perhaps such a one should be swallowed up with overmuch sorrow. And that should be our attitude towards brothers that we have to break fellowship with because of sin. We should still care about them. We should admonish them as a brother, not as an enemy. And we should hope that they repent so that we can restore fellowship.
V. Examples (We’ve Seen) of Railers and Those Affected
But it is important to break fellowship with brothers characterized by railing, because it really does spread like leaven through dough. We’ve seen this. We’ve experienced it. At first, we didn’t think that a railing Christian was that big of a sin. At first, we thought it was cool when a Christian railed, we thought it was kinda manly, especially in light of the weak, and watered down church culture that pervasive in America.
But then we saw that this railing and hateful behavior can’t be contained: it spreads and it grows, and it takes over. Think about the nature of leaven and what it does to dough. A little bit of leaven spreads throughout an large lump of dough, and then it completely changes the size and shape and nature of that dough: it makes it rise into a totally different shape. And that’s how the sin of railing works among believers. It starts small, but it spreads throughout an entire person, or throughout an entire congregation. And it takes over. And there’s railing and strife and hate, where there’s supposed to be love.
We’ve seen lots of brothers in Christ are falsely taught that they’re supposed to hate sodomites. And, at first, they only hate sodomites, and are nice to everyone else. But then, once they get the green light to hate, the hate spreads. And they start to hate, not only sodomites, but those who don’t hate sodomites. And then they hate those who don’t have the same periphery doctrines as they do. And then they start to hate basically everyone- everyone who doesn’t hate like they do. And this hatred not only spreads and grows within the individual, but also it spreads to the other people within the church- especially if the railer is a pastor… And that’s why we’re supposed to break fellowship with railing Christians. Because it spreads like leaven, it spreads like cancer- it takes over, and it kills… We’ve seen it happen. This is very serious. The best thing you can do for a church is take out the cancerous cells, before it spreads, and it becomes too late. And the best thing you can do for an individual who has been taken over by railing is to kick him out of the church, so that he might come to his senses, and starve the cancerous leaven… and be healed.
VI. How We Christians are Supposed to Act
Railing, mocking, disrespecting, belittling is the opposite of how Christians are supposed to act. The Bible teaches that we’re supposed to be loving towards all men. And especially towards the brethren.
2 Timothy 2:24 says, “And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men …”; Titus 3:2 says, “To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men”; Galatians 6:10 starts out, “As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men …” These verses are primarily talking about unbelievers when it says, “all men”; we’re to be gentle unto all men. We’re to show meekness unto all men. We’re to speak evil of no man. We’re to do good unto all men. And ALL MEANS ALL. We’re to be gentle, and meek, and good towards Every. Single. Unbeliever.
And we’re especially supposed to behave that way towards other believers. Galatians 6:10 reads, in full: “As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.” So we’re especially supposed to good towards other believers. As Jesus said, “A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another” (John 13:34-35)… Ok? we’re supposed to be characterized by our love for one another. That’s why it’s such a big sin when a believer’s characterized by railing, instead of love; it’s being the opposite way that Jesus told us to be. Our love for one another is supposed to be a big part of our witness to the unbelieving world: by this shall all men know that ye are my disciples. And so, if we’re characterized by railing, instead of by love, then we’re bringing shame to the name of Christ, instead of magnifying it… This is why we’re supposed to break fellowship with railers; it’s a very serious sin.
Jesus said that loving God and loving your neighbor sum up all of the biblical laws. And so, in essence, if you’re not loving your neighbor, if you’re railing against him instead, then you’re disobeying have of God’s laws in one fell swoop. Ok? railing Christians are, in essence, breaking all of God’s laws about how to interact with other people.
A railing Christian is, in essence, committing murder, and stealing, and coveting all at once. Because not loving your brother is breaking the heart of all of those laws. Paul said, in Romans 13: “Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law. For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law” (Ro 13:8-10)… And so, if love is the fulfilling of the law, then railing and hate is the breaking of the law. It’s that simple… And that’s why we’re commanded to break fellowship with railers.
So, brothers and sisters, examine yourselves. Do you rail? Do you mock, disrespect, revile? If so, repent. Stop doing that. It’s a very serious sin. And, like we studied, it’s not only wrong to initiate railing, but it’s also wrong to respond to railing with railing; if someone mocks you, don’t mock them back. That’s railing.
And if you’re not a railer, but there’s a railer that you fellowship with, Stop. Fellowshipping. With. Him. That’s a command from the Bible. If you do not obey this biblical command, it will become a snare to your soul. This is very serious stuff. Railing is a very serious sin. There’s not too many sins that the Bible says you should break fellowship over, with a brother. But railing is one of those sins… Don’t be a railer, and don’t fellowship, don’t be yoked with someone who is one. Have nothing to do with someone who calls himself a brother, and is a railer. Let’s pray…