First of all, as per my previous posts concerning 2 Thessalonians 2, I confirm the reason why the Apostle Paul told the Thessalonians that they had not been left behind because the catching away had not already occurred, and furthermore he confirmed that the body of Christ is not subject to wrath, so they couldn’t have been living in the time of Jacob’s trouble.
Concerning the times the Apostle Paul lived in, and the times we currently live in, human nature and religionists haven’t changed much, whereas Paul had to contend mostly with the opposition from the Jews, today we contend mostly with opposition from mainline, denominational Christianity who are like the Jews of Paul’s day because they profess to adhere to the Law of Moses. In both instances they believe/d it is needful to keep the Law of Moses in order to be saved. How many denominationalists do you know of who profess to adhere to the 10 commandments in order to gain righteousness?
Even those who were once among us (Right Dividers), trouble people with their words, because they’ve turned back to the weak and beggarly elements – Acts 15:24.
And what do those in the world mostly say about us Mid-Acts, Pauline, Right Dividing, King James Bible Believing Dispensationalists? – Acts 18:13.
What do most Religionists and unbelievers have to say about the Apostle Paul and those who follow him? – Acts 21:28.
But the Apostle Paul makes it clear :
Romans 3:20 ~ Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in His sight: for by the law (is) the knowledge of sin.
BUT NOW the righteousness of God WITHOUT THE LAW is MANIFESTED. Romans 3:21
Where (is) the boasting then?…….. Romans 3:27
Amazing how many denominationalists and religionists boast about what good people they are and what good they do/have done. Personally it gives me the heebeejeebees when people talk about how good they are, when in fact most of them aren’t worth the gunpowder which can blow them right into hell.
Romans 3:27 continued :
It is EXCLUDED. By what law? Of works? Nay: but by the LAW OF FAITH.
Romans 3:28 Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith WITHOUT THE DEEDS OF THE LAW.
How many put you under the weak and beggarly elements (of the law) in mainline, institutionalized Christianity, contrary to what the Apostle Paul says in Romans 6:14:
For sin shall not have dominion over you, for ye are NOT UNDER THE LAW, but under grace.
Those in mainline, institutionalized Christianity profess to gain righteousness through the law, something not even Israel could manage to do in times past:
Romans 9:31 But Israel, which followed aft the law of righteousness, hath not attained to the law of righteousness. V32 Wherefore? Because (they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law)……
And 100% of them profess to believe the Bible this is written in.
Sad, but true.