Wednesday, July 18, 2012

They That Trouble You

Galatians 5:12-15

Paul gives his personal preference here, not the perfect will of God as such.  He is simply saying that, as far as his own personal, human will is concerned, he would that the people who are troubling the Galatians were cut off (amputated) from them so that they could serve the Lord in truth without any mixture of error or any temptation to yield to those who are always pulling believers away from the truth into the old Judaism.

He mentions these people in Gal. 1:7 Which is not another (Gospel); but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.  Wouldn't it be nice if everyone who troubles us in our work for the Lord were simply cut off so that they could not do their dirty work? We could simply have the liberty to live and preach what we believe the Bible says, and that would seem to be a wonderful existence.

We know that God will recompense, or repay, those who are pulling the churches away from the truth, 2 Thess 1:6 Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you;  Good enough for them, right?  Well, I do not believe that God has planned or purposed that the world be separated from us just so that we can serve the Lord without any problems.  We might properly consider 1 Cor. 5:10 Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world.

Jesus said, in part, in John 16:33, In the world ye shall have tribulation . . .  It is his purpose that we have tribulation. One reason is that tribulation works patience in us (See Romans 5:3; James 1:3).  If Baptists need anything at all, they need patience, as do all believers in Christ.  So, it is not God's will, though it may be Paul's will, that God "cut off" those that trouble us.

Then Paul delivers a warning to these believers in this Galatian church.  He mentions their liberty in Christ, of which the Bible speaks much (Rom. 8:21; 1 Cor. 8:9; 10:9; 2 Cor. 3:17; Gal. 2:4; 2 Peter 2:16).  But he in this book, as well as in other books of his, warns them about this liberty.  They are not to use their liberty as an occasion to the flesh, to please the flesh, or to work, worship, or think in the flesh. God's liberty in salvation does not extend that far.  His liberty is liberty from the bonds of the law in order that we may be free to serve the Lord Christ (Col. 3:24).

Using this liberty for benefit of the flesh brings about strife and divisions. In these we "devour" one another and cause divisions in the Lord's churches.  But the admonition is to "love one another," which is the fulfilling of the law of Christ.  Those who "trouble" us will not be cut off while we are in this world. We are to do the work of Christ despite those who trouble us.  They will be here as long as we are, so we must work among them, preach the truth despite them, and love one another, using our liberty in the way God prescribes.


Anonymous said...

The gods used Christainity as temptation to repel people away from themselves, the pentagram being the holy symbol of the gods, and of their Chosen One's teachings, the Second Coming, Lucifer.
Don't forget::::It is not a house of Jesus.
Christianity is evil. It is responsible for slavery of Africans. It is responsible for this wicked reject dumping ground known as the United States.
There is a major difference between how Europe and the rest of the world were inflicted with xtianity:::Push vs. pull strategy. As a result, expect the "1000 years with Jesus on Earth" may be reserved for the Europeans and few others who were forced into this evil religion:::The god's management of culpability defines the level of compensation everyone receives.
The god's primary goal with this Situation was their minimization of culpability arising from inflicting us with the 20th century and liberal counter-culture. Everything I have taught is true. Now that this Situation is complete the disfavored have been taught. The gods are no longer/minimally responsible from this point forward, pitiful "reach around" compensation for ruining your Planet Earth. Their empty promise to me "We'll make it up to him." has been met with similar inadequate compensation in your case, and the gods will find a way to wash their hands of this obligation to me as well.
If they were honest how little they ultimately intended to grant us our sacrifice would have ended long ago, but they used this lie "We'll make it up to them." to further our misery, with absolution of obligation on the agenda for the future.
My experience is obscene. I paid everything. But at least the gods got what they wanted.

Entire morning wanting for images of the shooter. 9:08a they released the picture of the perpetrator, only after the other two morning news outlets went off the air. As a result, Rockaffeller was given EXCLUSIVE rights to the image for the duration of the day, essentially. Today runs to 11a.
Composer, conductor and sympohony. The gods chose the industrialists and they made this tragedy happen. It's also why NBC broadcasts the Olympics, an all-consuming distraction in the lives of so many youth atheletes, costing them the chance to understand and focus on the big prize in life:::Ascention into heaven as a child.
I don't get credit for being one of god's prophets because "People's careers depend on it." and this positioning is how the gods have manufactured the control they so relish. They would never allow organic growth. Too many uncontrollable variables, too quality an opponent. And they would have paid. All to the benefit of the disfavored's knowledge and wisdom.

Dr. Ron Wolfe said...

Thank you for your comments. It troubles me that everyone who is against Christianity comments only against the established religion of so-called Christianity, which is not the real, true Christianity, but only a pretense of it. True believers have never enslaved anyone as a nation, and they have never fought in arms for their right to worship as they please. History quantitatively bears out that true believers actually gave their lives rather than to take others' lives, and most have fervently contended for the free conscience of everyone and freedom of religion.

True Christianity lies within the heart and soul of the individual, not in an established hierarchy. We witness of the true God of heaven and his Son, Jesus Christ, and we pray for those who are deceived to trust their own efforts and their own opinions to make them righteous.

Only Jesus Christ can make one righteous through his shed blood on the cross. Our concern is sincere, and our faith is real. RW

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