Know Why You Believe What You Believe


From Pastor’s Desk:

1 Peter 4:14 If you are insulted because of the name of Christ, you are blessed, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you.

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Insulted, by definition is, to do or say something that is offensive to (someone) : to do or say something that shows a lack of respect for (someone).

In my opinion, “insulted” is not a strong enough translation for the original word, which is, ὀνειδέζω oneidezō (on-i-did’-zo). It means to defame, that is, rail at, chide, taunt: – cast in teeth, (suffer) reproach, revile, upbraid.

Folks, it’s going to get worse than just being insulted for our beliefs. There is going to come a time when we, of necessity, stand for what we believe in. It might be a good time to study up on why you believe what you believe. You’ll be able to stand so much stronger.

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