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I've heard of an old movie entitled The Perils of Pauline. I wonder if that's a take on The Perils of Paul?

2 Corinthians 11:26 gives us the list of the perils that accompanied the apostle:

"I have been in perils of:

1. Water

2. Robbers

3. My Own People

4. Other People

5. In the City

6. In the Country

7. In the Sea

8. Among Pseudo-Adelphoi

It's the 8th one that fascinates me--In perils among "false brethren."

False brethren.

What, praytell, is a false brother?

I can get my mind around a person's enemies being against them, and wishing to do them harm, but not someone who claims to be a brother!

I guess a false brother would be someone who appeared to be a brother, but, in the hour of decision, they turned out to be something else.

I was wondering, have you ever had a false brother, who masqueraded as a brother?

1 Cor 3:13 says that the day is coming when "each one's work will become clear: for the day will declare it."


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