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Paul's Epistle to the Philippians Chapter 3:3-9
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Let’s go back and read verses 3-7.
Now this is not the first time that Paul had to deal
with false teachers, who came in among the Churches,
flashing impressive credentials, deceiving the saints.
You’ll find the same argument in 2nd Corinthians 11,
and notice that not only does Paul use similar
credentials in that chapter that he does on
Philippians 3, but also he proves that his work as a
CHRISTIAN was far beyond the emptiness and uselessness
of the false teachers. Paul said that when it came to
Judaism or Christianity, my unquestioning zeal and
labors, far exceeded those who talked a good line.
2nd Corinthians 11:12-31
(Read) 2nd Corinthians 11:12-16
Having declared these workers who masqueraded
themselves as workers of Christ as Paul was, Paul gets
into the "spirit" of boasting to prove a point
concerning his character and the character of the
(Read) 2nd Corinthians 11:17-20
Instead of showing discernment as to the teachers that
were allowed to come into the Church, the Corinthians
were so gullible that they allowed these Judaisers to
come right in, abuse them and bring them under
(Read) 2nd Corinthians 11:21-31
7 But what things were gain to me, those I counted
loss for Christ.
8 Yea doubtless, and I count all things [but] loss for
the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my
Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things,
and do count them [but] dung, that I may win Christ,
More than that, I count every single thing to be loss
in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ
Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of
every single thing, and count them but dung, meaning,
any refuse, as the excrement of animals, offscourings,
rubbish, dregs, of things worthless and detestable, in
order that I may gain Christ. The verb tenses in many
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