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in case you DIDN’T know what a badass the Apostle Paul is


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    frogb0tter
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    Paul’s testimony (every time I read this bit of scripture I am amazed at his faith):

    2Cr 11:23 Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I [am] more; in labours more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequent, in deaths oft.
    2Cr 11:24 Of the Jews five times received I forty [stripes] save one.
    2Cr 11:25 Thrice was I beaten with rods, once was I stoned, thrice I suffered shipwreck, a night and a day I have been in the deep;
    2Cr 11:26 [In] journeyings often, [in] perils of waters, [in] perils of robbers, [in] perils by [mine own] countrymen, [in] perils by the heathen, [in] perils in the city, [in] perils in the wilderness, [in] perils in the sea, [in] perils among false brethren;
    2Cr 11:27 In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness.
    2Cr 11:28 Beside those things that are without, that which cometh upon me daily, the care of all the churches.
    2Cr 11:29 Who is weak, and I am not weak? who is offended, and I burn not?

    MAN that is as real as it gets. Persecution in walking with Christ. Dude was shipwrecked three times. THREE TIMES. I can’t imagine how bad that would be, especially in those days. Plus an almost unimaginable amount of lashes.

    And when they stoned him, they actually stoned him until they thought he was DEAD. So picture Paul, getting stoned until he’s covered with a pile of rocks, unmoving, and presumed dead.

    He was up and preaching in that SAME city later that week.

    Praise God

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    ya, that is a lot of stuff, but we will probably have our days for testimonies like these. After all most of us are young, in our 20s or early 30s and given the average life expectancy of around 80 years, we have 60 to 80 more years to go :mrgreen:

    Taking the rate at which our nation is sewing to the flesh, we will be right there with Paul :mrgreen: dieing daily for our Lord Jesus Christ!!!!

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    So bring it on!! ;) lol

    #34701

    I recently met a missionary from Siberia. He said he now knows what Paul was talking about in those verses since he went through similar experiences. His name was also Paul BTW. :)
    Talking about persecution in America. Once a month I go out on the streets to witness with a guy who does open air preaching. Depends on where you are most harassment you get from “Christians”, they usually accuse of not being loving. LOL

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    @graphite412 wrote:

    ya, that is a lot of stuff, but we will probably have our days for testimonies like these. After all most of us are young, in our 20s or early 30s and given the average life expectancy of around 80 years, we have 60 to 80 more years to go :mrgreen:

    Taking the rate at which our nation is sewing to the flesh, we will be right there with Paul :mrgreen: dieing daily for our Lord Jesus Christ!!!!

    Quite right. We really are heading that way rapidly.

    @justintime wrote:

    So bring it on!! ;) lol

    *Cringe*
    I just ask the Lord to be merciful with us, we’re all weak. I’m not looking forward to it- but if the Lord be with us, who can be against us?

    @dmitri_vaganov wrote:

    Once a month I go out on the streets to witness with a guy who does open air preaching. Depends on where you are most harassment you get from “Christians”, they usually accuse of not being loving. LOL

    Ahh, corporate Christians. Gotta love that. I bet that’s a fun frustrating time. :P

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