Philippians 4:13: How many Christians misuse the iconic verse
On July 27, 2009, the cover of â€śSports Illustratedâ€ť featured an arresting image of Florida Gators quarterback Tim Tebow. The headlineâ€”â€śTim Tebow: Man of Many Missionsâ€ťâ€”riffed on the way heâ€™d created a fan frenzy with his unique blend of faith and football. The championship quarterback seemed poised to jump off the glossy cover with pursed lips that oozed determination and a simple Bible verse scribbled within the black grease underneath his eyes: â€śPhil. 4:13.â€ť
Tebowâ€™s highly churched Southern fan base didnâ€™t need to look up the passage. No, most of them knew it by heart: â€śI can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.â€ť
Philippians 4:13 is one of the most popular verses in any of the 66 books of the Christian Bible, having been printed on millions of key chains and t-shirts, cellphone cases and coffee mugs. (If one wanted to argue the trinketization of Christianity, this Bible verse would...
John Yurich USA wrote: There are no Christian doctrines in Mormonism. Mormonism is entirely unscriptural.
Entirely. Pure paganism, Freemasonry with a veneer of Christianity. There is no Almighty Creator God of the Universe, but instead self-existent matter evolving into lifeforms, which then evolve into infinite "gods" with their own planets, men (and their harems of women) of flesh and blood who are busy producing spirit children so as to populate another planet. Mormons teach our "mother planet" is called Koleb and that we all came from there. They say that the "Heavenly Father" on Koleb's first spirit baby was Jesus and his second was Lucifer. Mormons believe that Lucifer is really the good guy, and is the real light bearer, bringing freedom and enlightenment to mankind.
Joseph Smith was another wicked false prophet, and he literally wrote the Book of Mormon by sticking his head in a hat and channeling the words of Satan.
The young, clean-cut Mormon missionaries come calling with their King James Bibles and their flipcharts, and have a knack for finding new converts per the first example of the parable of the sower. They teach a "better" gospel of the "lost books" -- and suck people into their occultic Satanic cult.
"Following His pattern of teaching, Jesus states the principle and then elaborates on it. In addressing the issue of judging, He states as principle that judging must not be hypocritical. He gave two cautionary instructions as concerns judging others: 1. You will be judged by the same standard that you judge others. 2. Before judging another you need to get things right in your own life.
"Having a judgmental attitude and hypocritical spirit is a symptom of being self-righteous, religious, and unsaved. This strong and serious warning must be heeded by all who believe they have been declared righteous before God. This attitude and spirit is an evidence of external righteousness and a void of the internal cleansing and imputed righteousness that comes by genuine faith.
"Also discussed in this message is the proper sense of judgment believers are responsible for. This judgment will never include motives as a basis. It is God alone who will rightly judge both what each person does and why. Biblical judging must be practiced when believers are in obvious sin that must be confronted...."---Gil Rugh
Skylight wrote: Of course Frank. Try telling that to some of the Latter Day Saints aka Mormons.
I agree! But try also telling that to someone who believes that Christ saves those who "don't" repent of their sins, so they just sort of skip that part. That would be the JohnYs of the world. The aren't name it claim it in the charismatic sense; they are name it claim it professing believers that have never actually been born again, from above.
Not sure what they thought was a mystery? Verse 37 says the hearts of those that heard were affected, â€śprickedâ€ť and then they wanted to know what to do. Peter told them to â€śrepentâ€ť and be â€śbaptizedâ€ť. In the name of Jesus would clearly mean trusting in Him; otherwise why use His name.
 Now when they heard [this], they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men [and] brethren, what shall we do?  Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.  Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added [unto them] about three thousand souls.  And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers. (Act 2:37-42 KJV)
2660 katanusso kat-an-oos'-so from 2596 and 3572; to pierce thoroughly, i.e. (figuratively) to agitate violently ("sting to the quick"):--prick. see GREEK for 2596 see GREEK for 3572
3340 metanoeo met-an-o-eh'-o from 3326 and 3539; to think differently or afterwards, i.e. reconsider (morally, feel compunction):--repent. see GREEK for 3326 see GREEK for 3539
Skylight, don't forget the book of Hebrews. I've heard dispensationalist say its only for Jews in the tribulation! (Also seen them use that argument for the book of Janmes as well) Also, I met a guy once who believed Melchizedek was God, based on Hebrews chapters 7, 8 I think it is (I don't have my Bible with me at the moment).