Sun, 4 July 2010
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:
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."
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.
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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