AMAZING GRACE: HOW GOD HAS CHOSEN TO TRANSFORM OUR LIVES
I Cor. 15:8-10 ... last of all he appeared to me also, as to one
ABNORMALLY BORN (MISCARRIAGE OR ABORTION). For I am the least of
the apostles and do not even deserve to be called an apostle,
because I persecuted the church of God. But by the GRACE of God
I am what I am, and His GRACE to me was not without effect. No,
I worked harder than all of them--yet not I, but the GRACE of
God that was with me.
NOTE THAT THE WORD GRACE IS USED THREE TIMES IN VERSE 10, BUT IN
THREE DIFFERENT WAYS.
"BY THE GRACE OF GOD I AM WHAT I AM"... WHAT ARE YOU?
PAUL'S UNDERSTANDING OF HIMSELF
1. ABNORMALLY BORN (THE PRODUCTS OF AN ABORTION/MISCARRIAGE,
FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION)
SUCH A CRUDE EXPRESSION THE TRANSLATORS REFUSED TO USE THE
ACTUAL WORD PAUL USED ALTHOUGH HE WAS DIVINELY INSPIRED.
PAUL DO YOU HAVE A HIGH SELF IMAGE OR A LOW SELF IMAGE? "YES!"
2. AN APOSTLE
(A UNIQUE PERSON, VERY FEW OF US, I SAW THE LORD, CALLED AND
SENT PERSONALLY BY THE RESURRECTED CHRIST, I HAVE INVESTED IN ME
INCREDIBLE AUTHORITY BY CHRIST TO SPEAK FOR HIM, I HAVE BEEN
MADE A FOUNDATION STONE FOR THE CHURCH, I WILL DISSEMINATE TRUTH
FOR ALL THE AGES) NO HIGHER CALLING! SO IN THIS HE HOLDS HIS
WHAT IS IT ABOUT GOD THAT TAKES THINGS THAT ARE MALFUNCTIONS,
FAILURES, LIKE A MISCARRIAGE OR ABORTION, AND TURN THEM INTO
THOSE OF YOU WHO REGARD YOURSELVES AS APOSTLES, STAND. I WOULD
GET A VERY POOR RESPONSE.
ALSO IF I ASKED FOR THOSE WHO SEE THEMSELVES AS MALFUNCTIONS, ...
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