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2 Timothy 2:8-13

June 11, 2008 Leave a comment

Paul writes, in verse 10, “I endure everything for the sake of the elect, that they too may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus” (NIV).

It is interesting to note that Paul is actively enduring imprisonment for the benefit of “the elect.” Although God has elected in advance some people to receive his salvation, other elected Christians are active participants in this process.

Salvation is “in Christ Jesus.”

As an aside, in 1 Corinthians 1:21-24 Paul acknowledges that the message of salvation through Jesus is “a stumbling block” for Jews and “foolishness” to Gentiles. Salvation is counterintuitive.

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1 Thessalonians 5:1-11

June 11, 2008 Leave a comment

According to verse 8, the hope of slavation is a helmet.

In verses 9-10, Paul writes, “For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. He died for us so that, whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with him” (NIV).

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