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The True Temple - by Michael Phillips
1 Peter - Part 5
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1 Peter 2:4-10
Sep 14, 2014 am - The Church of Jesus Christ has always been threatened by the world, but the world does not always take the same form. In some times and places, the world tries to break us; in others, it prefers to seduce us. But whatever tactic it takes: the world is always dead set against the Church and will do all it can to be compromise, corrupt, or consume us. You don't have to read very far in the Bible to verify what I'm saying. As early as Genesis 3, God informs us of the hostility. To the serpent who led Eve astray, He said-- I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel. As you read on in your Bible, you see the prophecy fulfilled time and again. First with Cain and Abel, then with Isaac and Ishmael, Jacob and Esau, Moses and Pharaoh, David and Goliath, it never ends! Sometimes the enmity was personal; sometimes it was political, sometimes it was moral, sometimes religious. But whatever form it took, it was always there: the Church of Jesus Christ has always been threatened by the world. When you come to the New Testament, and, in particular, to the Church after the Ascension of Christ, who was ... More >>>

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