It teaches us to say ‘No’ to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age …” Again, there seems to be a terrible omission from Gothard’s presentation of the Apostles’ teaching.
…All who heard these teaching were astonished and the lives of those who followed them were transformed.” With this introduction, one would expect the chapter to present the apostolic preaching of the cross, but that is not the case. No mention is made of the sufferings of Christ, or of His shed blood.
Evangelist Franklin Graham prayed on a sidewalk outside the Pentagon Thursday after his invitation to a prayer service inside was withdrawn because of comments that insulted people of other religions.
Therefore, the Apostles’ writings abound with references to the cross, the tree, the blood, and the sacrificial Lamb. 3:2), as the One who delivered Himself for our sins (Rom.
He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son (2 John 1:7-9, KJV).
At that time an early heresy called “Docetism” was being propagated.