2 Corinthians 13:4 Weakness With Power

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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Author: marvinmck

Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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