Are they Servants of Christ?- I speak as if insane-I more so;in far more laborers, and far more imprisonments, beating times without number often in danger of death. Five times I received from the Jews thirty-nine lashes. Three times I was beaten with rods, once I was stoned, three times I was Shipwrecked, a night and a day I spent in the Deep. I've been on frequent Journeys, and dangers from Rivers, Danger from robbers, Danger from my Countryman dangers from the Gentiles, dangers in the city, dangers in the wilderness, dangerous on the sea, dangerous among false brethren; I've been in labor and hardship, through my sleepless nights, and hunger and thirst, often without food in cold and exposure.
There will come a time when people will not put up with sound doctrine, instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.
The heart is more deceitful than all else and is desperately sick who can understand it. In the heart and mind of a Buddhists is to train daily to hurt others, then with the same tongue speak of peace.
Tear off the gold rings which are in the ears of your wives, your son, and your daughters, and bring them to me. And all the people tore off the gold rings which were in their ears and brought them to Aaron. He took this from their hand, and fashioned it with a graving tool and made it into a molten calf and they said, this is your god, O Israel, who brought you up from the land of Egypt.
Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help and rely on horses,and trust in chariots because they are many and in Horseman because they are very strong, but they do not look to the Holy One of Israel, nor seek the Lord!
I am the door if anyone enters through Me, he will be safe, and will go in and out and find pasture.The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.
I heard another voice from Heaven, saying, come out of her, my people, so that you will not participate in her sins and receive of her plagues; for her sins have piled up as high as heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities.