The Dividing Line by Mark Sidwell, an unashamed Fundamentalist, will help any reader understand biblical separation, apply it, and practice it. A dividing line exists between truth and error. Separation involves discerning those lines between truth and error, between obedience and disobedience. Scripture has much to say about the Christian’s separation from worldliness, from false teachers, and even from disobedient brothers. Sidwell defends the biblical position that Fundamentalists affirm and shows where the Bible draws the dividing lines of separation but also reveals where contemporary movements stand in the light of these principles.
Rated 4 out of
The book calls for a practical living both personally and ecclesiastically.In "The Dividing Line" Mark Sidwell presented his case very well. It is practical, plain, and profound, addressing to every child of God, challenging us to being more like God in His holiness. This book communicates from heart to heart. It is a "must read book" in every seminary, home, and church of course.
Read and find out for yourself.
Date published: 2013-03-18
Rated 5 out of
Although this book was published fifteen years ago, in my estimation it is the best book on biblical separation for nearly every educational level.I have used The Dividing Line for high school classes all the way up to seminary level (the book is heavily footnoted for further study). It is a straight-forward presentation of the much ignored biblical doctrine of separation. Sidwell uses his background in history to clearly illustrate the importance and development of this crucial doctrine. He defines the pertinent terms clearly and very simply presents the biblical data for separation from the world, false teachers, and disobedient Christians. He illustrates the necessity of practicing this doctrine with chapters on Fundamentalism, LIberalism, Neo-orthodoxy, New Evangelicalism, the Charismatic movement, and Roman Catholicism. His glossary is extremely helpful, and the book includes a bibliography, Scripture index, and subject index. There are a few other good books on this subject, but I find this one the most helpful for understanding and applying biblical separation.