This is a screenshot of an email I received from Back to the Bible; it shows the true meaning of what the Apostle Paul was speaking about in “running the good race” for Christ. It is pure and simple, it reminds us that life is a challenge, and if we do not want to be disqualified, we will push forward in our faith to obtain the victory in every matter we might encounter!
Paul wrote this as an encouragement to the early church, it was not a threat based in fear of losing one’s Salvation. As this was written in love, in showing the great power available to all believers who will put their trust in Christ alone throughout their lives in faith. It was never intended to be used for a worrisome foreboding, in using guilt and fear, (which this text it is oftentimes manipulated the mean) – yet it does not!
It is unfortunate, but some of the smartest people I have known suffer from this disorder.
Oftentimes this type of “disorder” doesn’t permit an apology,
yet rather expects them instead.
death (Hades) and Hell were cast into the lake of fire: this is the second death.
“Sheol means ‘The place of departed spirits.’ Sheol/Hades was the abode of the spirits of the dead. Before the resurrection of Christ, both believers and unbelievers went to Sheol/Hades. Unbelievers still go there.” – (*death, was mistranslated).
Politicians and American History; according to Patton.
We either actually have, and follow Christ in spirit and truth: Or we do not. It has nothing to do with our own understanding about him, or the workings of God.