True Christian fellowship is based on Tier One commitments to the Gospel and to Biblical Moral Essentials (summarized in the Great Commandments). These Biblical Moral Essentials provide growing evidence of one’s genuine experience of the Gospel. Tiers 2-4 should not constitute a basis for Christian fellowship.
The Gospel creates spiritual union with Christ and union with other believers. Biblical Moral Essentials give outward evidence of the reality of that union with Christ.
We should not grant Christian fellowship to those who lay claim to the gospel, yet deny perspicuous biblical morality.
Doctrine Essential to the Gospel
Cultural applications of biblical morality
Perspicuous Biblical Morality