In II Thessalonians, the Apostle Paul wrote to the believers in Thessalonica who were enduring a cauldron of persecution and affliction. Instead of yielding to the intense suffering and retreating into a hardened, loveless protectionism,
Judas Iscariot’s betrayal alerts us to the fact that no one is exempt from the possibility of betraying Jesus. As the disciples sat together with Jesus at the last supper, Jesus made an announcement: “Behold,
Missionaries, like other servants of God, face the temptation of discouragement. Some things that contribute to discouragement include working among an unresponsive or hostile people group; frequent ministry trips away from spouses and family; trying
“In Rom. 13:2, means “condemnation,” which comes on those who” withstand God’s ordinance of magistracy. This sentence of “condemnation comes not from the magistrate, but from God, whose” authority is thus resisted. “In 1 Cor. 11:29 (R.V., “judgment”) this word means condemnation, “in the sense of exposure to severe temporal judgements from God,” as the following verse explains. “In Rom. 14:23 the word “damned” means “condemned” by one’s own “conscience, as well as by the Word of God. The apostle shows” here that many things which are lawful are not expedient; and that in using our Christian liberty the question should not “simply be, Is this course I follow lawful? but also, Can I” follow it without doing injury to the spiritual interests of a “brother in Christ? He that “doubteth”, i.e., is not clear in his” “conscience as to “meats”, will violate his conscience “if he” “eat,” and in eating is condemned; and thus one ought not so to” “use his liberty as to lead one who is “weak” to bring upon” himself this condemnation.
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