Because, while I respect that Christianity might work for some, i fundamentally disagree with some teachings and know it’s a bad fit for me. I also find evangelusm inherently annoying a d intrusive. [Philippians 4:10-13 esv] I’m all for loving your neighbor, and doing so is plenty biblical, but 4:13 is probably one of Vintage I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me Philippians 4-13 shirt misapplied verses in all the bible. In context we can see that it’s about rejoicing in Christ regardless of the earthly situation we are called to endure. I would paraphrase 4:13 as: Through Christ who gives me strength, I can be content regardless of my earthly circumstance. “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice.
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Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”Philippians 4:10-13, basically saying how Paul is able to be content in any situation God has given him. “Philippians 4:12 – I know also how to be abased, Vintage I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me Philippians 4-13 shirt and I know how to abound; in everything and in all things I have learned the secret both to be filled and to hunger, both to abound and to lack.” Then the well known Philippians 4:13 verse follows. I was actually thinking of another verse when I posted previously, but it can still apply here, as, if you need to be abased (have very little and live lowly) in order to connect with a brother or preach the gospel to others, then you can do so in Christ.
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It can sometimes apply to the modern use, like previously shown, but it doesn’t mean you can jump off a plane and survive as long as you’re in Christ, that’s not how it works. It doesn’t mean you can win this football game as long as you’re in Christ. It means you can be anything Christ needs you to be, do anything He needs you to do, Vintage I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me Philippians 4-13 shirt so long as you’re in Him. I came across this at just the right time. Please pray for me as I’m joining my cycling team tomorrow and I fear that I’m going to look inexperienced and weak. Ultimately, we know it’s not what other people think of us, it’s what God thinks. We were never placed on this earth to honour ourselves!