Theo James, 1-2 Peter, 1-3 John

Theo James, 1-2 Peter, 1-3 John - your wives in an...

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NT THEO 220-02 James, 1-2 Peter, 1-3 John The book of James talks a lot about warnings to the rich concerning worldliness. Throughout the New Testament, a recurring theme has been that people should live as the poor and wretched, for they will be rich in the afterlife. The only reason I can see this to be a valid request is because it will keep people from being distracted and they can spend more time focusing on God. However, just because they can, doesn’t mean they will. In fact, I’d argue that the rich actually have more time to focus on their relationship with God because they don’t have to spend time worrying about finding food and shelter. I also don’t understand why God wouldn’t want us to enjoy life in the first place? If he wanted us to be unhappy and in pain, then why even bother creating us? 1 Peter discusses wives and husbands. There was a line that says, “Husbands, live with
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Unformatted text preview: your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel. Im curious as to what exactly this means. Weaker physically? Emotionally? Perhaps spiritually? Regardless, none of these are accurate. There have been and always will be fluctuations between the sexes. I dont think this gospel should have generalized women in this sense. 1 John mentions warnings concerning antichrists. It says that it is the final hour and as proof suggests that many antichrists have already come to earth. But it then goes on to describe them as those who deny God and the Son. I dont think this necessarily means they are antichrists. Perhaps they are just not well educated on the subject. Even with missionaries, it is a bit hard for some people to suddenly believe that someone rose from the dead, much less for them....
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