5 There is only one Lord, one faith, one baptism, ... Read more
5 There is only one Lord, one faith, one baptism,
6 and there is only one God and Father, who is over us all and in us all and living through us all.
14 Then we will no longer be like children, forever changing our minds about what we believe because someone has told us something different or because someone has cleverly lied to us and made the lie sound like the truth.
17 With the Lord's authority let me say this: Live no longer as the ungodly c do, for they are hopelessly confused.
18 Their closed minds are full of darkness; they are far away from the life of God because they have shut their minds and hardened their hearts against him.
19 They don't care anymore about right and wrong, and they have given themselves over to immoral ways. Their lives are filled with all kinds of impurity and greed.
20 But that isn't what you were taught when you learned about Christ.
21 Since you have heard all about him and have learned the truth that is in Jesus,
22 throw off your old evil nature and your former way of life, which is rotten through and through, full of lust and deception.
23 Instead, there must be a spiritual renewal of your thoughts and attitudes.
24 You must display a new nature because you are a new person, created in God's likeness -- righteous, holy, and true.
26 And "don't sin by letting anger gain control over you." e Don't let the sun go down while you are still angry,
27 for anger gives a mighty foothold to the Devil.
29 Don't use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them.
30 And do not bring sorrow to God's Holy Spirit by the way you live. Remember, he is the one who has identified you as his own, guaranteeing that you will be saved on the day of redemption.
31 Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of malicious behavior.
32 Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you. Read less
It is the will and purpose of God, that we enter ... Read more
It is the will and purpose of God, that we enter into his kingdom through many afflictions. And the apostles, far from flattering people with the expectation of worldly prosperity in religion, told them plainly they must count upon trouble in the flesh.
1 Thessalonians 3:3
3:3 That no man should be moved by these afflictions (1): for yourselves know that we are appointed thereunto.
(1) The will of God, who calls his own on this condition, to bring them to glory by affliction, is a most sure remedy against all afflictions. Read less
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