“And he (Jehoram, king of Israel) went and sent to Jehoshaphat the king of Judah, saying, The king of Moab has rebelled against me: will you go with me against Moab to battle? And he said, I will go up: I am as you are, my people as your people, and my horses as your horses.” 2 Kings 3:7.
Even though Jehoram, the king of Israel, put away the image of Baal he remained united and devout to the golden calves Jeroboam built to keep Israel from going to Jerusalem to sacrifice ( 1 Kings 12:27-28 ). As soon as Jehoram solicited Jehoshaphat, the king of Judah, to help battle the Moabites, he quickly and willingly united with him in what appeared to be an honorable operation.
How quickly do we unite with the religious world in what appears to be an honorable enterprise? The religious world is full of Christians who continue to cleave to the idolatries of their traditions and ceremonies seeking to unite in the name of peace to overcome evil. Please allow me to be clear, uniting with those who substitute Jesus and cleave to their idols and philosophies of their own minds (40 days of purpose, 100 ways, 12 steps, etc.) to overcome evil is not unity but another gospel preaching another Jesus and is accursed (Galatians 1:6-8).
“There is a way that seems right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.” Proverbs 16:25.
If the gospel directs our faith to a substitute source for deliverance, the end thereof is the way of death. Recognize the snare of the devil in the unity of the relgious.