Presentation on theme: "Paul wanted to visit local churches of Christ to encourage them (1 Thess. 2:17 – 3:13), but also to hold them accountable for their actions (2 Cor. 12:14."— Presentation transcript:
Paul wanted to visit local churches of Christ to encourage them (1 Thess. 2:17 – 3:13), but also to hold them accountable for their actions (2 Cor. 12:14 – 13:2) Pauls presence was discredited by opponents of his own generation (2 Cor. 10:10-11) Paul is not present today, but his inspired words remain in all church buildings where the Bible is still present
He would find an offer of cut rate salvation in a faith only message (Rom. 3:28; [1:5; 6:17; 16:26]; Eph. 2:8-9; [4:5; 5:26; Acts 19:5]; Gal. 3:26-27; Tit. 3:5) He would find differing views on baptism (Acts 22:16; Rom. 6:3-4,17-18; Col. 2:12) He would find a system of denominational division (1 Cor. 1:10-13; Eph. 4:4-6)
He would find people claiming to speak in tongues and work miracles (1 Cor. 13:7-8) He would find religions teaching doctrines different from Jesus (Gal. 1:6-8; Col. 2:8; 1 Tim. 6:3) He would find people desiring to be justified by the Old Law (Gal. 5:1-4; Col. 2:14,16) He would find prognosticators predicting the date for the coming of the Lord (1 Thess. 5:2-4)
He would find women preachers (1 Tim. 2:12) and women elders (1 Tim. 3:1-2) He would find unbalanced preaching in the pulpits (2 Tim. 4:2)
Many other religious practices would astound and amaze Paul What attitudes and actions among churches of Christ would trouble Paul?
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