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Peter’s Exhortation During the Persecution

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Peter concludes his first epistle by exhorting the elders to feed the flock of God. He mentioned that, if they minister in their office in a godly manner, they would be rewarded when the chief Shepherd appears (1Peter 5:1-4). It could hardly be argued that Peter did not expect Jesus to return in some manner during his generation or expected lifetime. If this did not occur, I have already argued that it could be construed Peter was a false prophet. If not, why not? The Scriptures clearly say that anyone who predicts something would occur is a false prophet, if that thing did not occur as they claimed. Why would Peter be an exception? Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on April 1, 2016 in Gospel

 

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An Ancient ‘Who Done It?’

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Peter begins the second chapter of his first epistle with advice to “desire the sincere milk of the word” of God (1Peter 2:2), implying that part of the reason for the trouble of the churches was that they had engaged in partaking of spiritual meat whose ultimate tendency was to deny the basic spiritual diet of the Body of Christ. Peter was calling for believers to become as newborn babes and return to this basic spiritual diet which would have the effect of “laying aside malice, guile, hypocrisies, envying and evil speaking” (1Peter 2:1). Consider young babies; can anyone imagine babies acting in such a manner? I cannot. Therefore, the remedy, it seems, that Peter offered the churches for their current distress was to return to behaving and thinking like they once did when they first received Christ as their Savior. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on March 25, 2016 in Gospel

 

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Praying Through Gethsemane!

It is in Gethsemane where many believe Jesus faced his greatest trial. While this may be true, is it for the reason that most Christians think? Many have thought that this was the time when Satan almost won and Jesus almost lost. Is this true? Do we have a Savior who almost lost, that barely came through the battle unscathed in righteousness and integrity? Did Jesus ever ask his Father to save him from the cross, and then say, let it be your will and not mine? How could I have ever thought so of my Savior? Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on April 25, 2011 in Gethsemane

 

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