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
“From a Greek word signifying (1) a choice, (2) the opinion” “chosen, and (3) the sect holding the opinion. In the Acts of the” “Apostles (5:17; 15:5; 24:5, 14; 26:5) it denotes a sect, without” “reference to its character. Elsewhere, however, in the New” Testament it has a different meaning attached to it. Paul ranks heresies with crimes and seditions (Gal. 5:20). This word also denotes divisions or schisms in the church (1 Cor. 11:19). In “Titus 3:10 a “heretical person” is one who follows his own” “self-willed “questions,” and who is to be avoided. Heresies thus” came to signify self-chosen doctrines not emanating from God (2 Pet. 2:1).
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