Autumn/Winter 2016-17 Issue

The following posts are part of the Autumn/Winter 2016-17 Issue. Articles that are in this issue contain information about secret sodomites, imperfect Christians, Christian dating, what the Bible says about hating the government or its authorities, common misinterpreted scriptures in the new devotional series called “Wrong Verses Right,” healthy scalp maintenance for headcovering wearers, and more!

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“… he might trust in the flesh, I more… “

Though I might also have confidence in the flesh. If any other man thinketh that he hath whereof he might trust in the flesh, I more: ~Philippians 3:4 KJV

Wrong Interpretation:

Many Christians think Paul is boasting in his sin or weaknesses and that sin is a hopeless condition until Christ returns.

Right Interpretation:

Paul is making it clear that if anyone understands about having confidence in the flesh (meaning the circumcision), it is him because of where he came from. He was a Jewish man found blameless in the law who aligned perfectly with the Jewish doctrine which held onto the “circumcision of the flesh.”

He says this to explain that we are the “circumcision of Christ” now, so men should no longer have confidence in the “circumcision of the flesh.”

He stated at the beginning,

Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision. ~Philippians 3:2 KJV

The concision is the cutting of the flesh.

In this scripture, Paul is talking about Jews coming into the Christian church and requiring the cutting of the flesh of circumcision (concision) instead of Christ’s circumcision.

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