The Apostle Paul

2 Corinthians 11:25-30

25 Thrice was I beaten with rods, once was I stoned, thrice I suffered shipwreck, a night and a day I have been in the deep;

26 In journeyings often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils by mine own countrymen, in perils by the heathen, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren;

27 In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness.

28 Beside those things that are without, that which cometh upon me daily, the care of all the churches.

29 Who is weak, and I am not weak? who is offended, and I burn not?

30 If I must needs glory, I will glory of the things which concern mine infirmities.


Compare this to the name it, frame it and claim it crowd of mainline, institutionalized Christianity, or the candy-coated, emotional type who thinks they’re saved according to their feelings :

“Dear God, please I pray in Your Holy name, please Lord, please give me a husband.  I am so lonely, I’m tired of being homeless, I’m tired of being hungry, I’m tired of talking to people who won’t listen to me, and I feel so hurt because all my friends have turned against me.  I’m tired of being cold and destitute, please bless me so that I can be seen as your child, in Jesus’ name, and Lord, before I forget, please let Donald Trump win the election so that He can save America, after all, it’s America who blesses the Holy Land of Israel.   I rebuke the devil in Jesus’ name, amen”.

Said the Apostle Paul never……

Nor did he say – “I didn’t feel saved, so I had to take time out to talk Him into saving me”.

Seriously dude?   You call that FAITH?

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