2 Corinthians 13:4 (KJV)
For though he was crucified through weakness, yet he liveth by the power of God. For we also are weak in him, but we shall live with him by the power of God toward you.
There resides within the Christian this dichotomy of weakness vs strength.
On the one hand we are weak in this world.
We have never been the mighty, the noble or the majority. Even when we have had the greatest influence, such as in the beginning of the United States, our ideas were only lightly embraced and that, only from the perspective of the most popular denominations. Baptists and other smaller denominations contented themselves in that we were given liberty, not wealth, prestige and power.
At the same time the believers of yesteryear had great power with souls
- No king,
- No religion,
- No movement,
- No legislation
was able to stop the spread of their doctrines.
The true power of Christianity is not to be found in Catholicism or Protestantism and their wedding with governments. The true power of Christianity is to be seen in the hated Anabaptists and their survival and growth despite the vehement persecution of them.
Weakness with power
Weakness in the eyes of leaders. But power in the hearts of the common man.
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2 Corinthians 13:4 Weakness With Power
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