FRIDAY August 3, 2018
Christians in Jeopardy
Otherwise, what will they do who are baptized for the dead, if the dead do not rise at all? Why then are they baptized for the dead? And why do we stand in jeopardy every hour?
I Corinthians 15:29-30
Paul addressed another issue in the Corinthian Church, the baptizing of people for the dead. The Corinthians may have adopted pagan practices and mixed them with Christian tradition. The Mormons use this Scripture to support baptizing people for the dead. We do not accept it as doctrine because Jesus did not teach it, we do not find it taught in the Gospels, and we do not find it practiced in the Book of Acts or Paul’s Epistles.
Paul the Apostle’s life was constantly in jeopardy, and he was exposed to danger. The Pharisees hated him as they hated Christ. There will also be those who will hate you. Honestly, we are living in days when we are in danger almost every hour. In America, if there is a change towards a more liberal government, decisions and changes will be made against our religious freedom. In the future, as Christians, we could be in jeopardy, and many people could be killed for the sake of the Gospel.
I believe we are in one of the most desperate times in America’s history. I think of the young people who have their lives ahead of them. They are the ones who are going to see major changes in America and in the world. I believe with all my heart, it is all leading to the One World Government.
In the Midwest, many people have armed themselves with guns. They are ready to protect their homes and their families in case of a revolution that they believe may come in the future. If that happens, there will be military conflict in the streets. We are watching and experiencing all these different issues––but so many people are blind to what is going on in our world today.
Who more innocent than Christ? And who more persecuted? The world is the world still.
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