What exactly DOES 1st Corinthians 9:19-22 mean, anyway?

Well, here is a new one for me. I have always heard the worldly Christian use this passage to justify bringing into the church worldliness, which this article addresses, but never have I heard it used for justifying Christians in celebrating X Mass! Until about an hour ago. As stated in this article, though not addressing Christo-pagan “holy” days directly, the author points out:

But, let’s take the attitude of those who would say, Of course they played Marilyn Manson music in church this morning! They were reaching out and being relevant to Marilyn Manson fans! I mean, how else are they going to draw them?” And let’s draw it out to its inevitable conclusion. This is what they would have Paul say–

1st Corinthians 9:19-22 (New Seeker-Sensitive Version)—For though I am free from all men, I have made myself a slave to all, that I may win more…To the pagans and Wiccans and Druids, I became a pagan and Wiccan and Druid that I might win the pagans and Wiccans and Druids; I have become all things to all men, so that I may by all means save some.

I don’t believe Paul ever sinned against God by becoming as a pagan and making it okay to do as pagans do in their sun-god worship so long as the focus was on Jesus…but there are those who do! I pray that this article will help them see their error in thinking.

Truth in Grace

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Ohhhhh, the ways this passage is twisted, and perverted, and turned on its head by the oh-so-hip, oh-so-cool, oh-so-relevant “pastors” of the many seeker-sensitive, non-offensive, cross-less “churches” that pepper the American religious community today. They take the words of the apostle Paul, and they use them as an excuse to perform all kinds of free-for-alls by inviting all kinds of filthy, heathen, Satanic methods into a place that is supposed to be sanctified, consecrated, and set apart for the worship of Almighty YHVH.

And what is their excuse? “See??? Paul said he was ‘all things to all men!’ So take that you Bible-thumping Pharisee!” And we who love the precious word of God and consider ourselves slaves to it, shake our heads and groan on the inside, knowing that one more person has just allowed themselves to be conformed to this evil world, whilst trying to hold on to Christ…

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13 responses to “What exactly DOES 1st Corinthians 9:19-22 mean, anyway?

  1. Truly God’s word is sweet to us but then bitter when we see this happening. My heart groaned too and continues to groan at what I see. Thanks for sharing. God Bless jacky xx

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    • You are way off the mark associating people who go to Christmas mass or are Catholics, WITH pagans, Wiccans, and Druids. Over the last 45 years or so I have found that people who talk bad about Catholics etc. do so to build themselves up. They enjoy promoting the perception that like you, believe they possess the truth and others don’t. You’re attitude is way to common in Christianity today. It does NO GOOD but harm to the cause of Christ. All it does is expose hypocrisy, bogotry, and divisiveness. And unbelievers looking in see nothing but a divided church that can’t agree on anything. While you and Millions of others think it’s good to slander others in the faith, actually has done more to harm the church than help it.

      You’re article is ONE reason why unbelievers and believers alike want nothing to do with the Church. The church is in decline across the planet due to Christians doing the wrong thing in so many areas, and you contribute just like your mentor Don Koenig who seldom gets anything right.

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      • “Essence of lies, and quintessence of blasphemy, as the religion of Rome IS… it nevertheless fascinates a certain order of Protestants, of whom we fear it may be truly said that ‘they have received a strong delusion to believe a lie, that they may be damned.’ Seeing that it is so, it becomes all who would preserve their fellow-immortals from destruction to be plain and earnest in their warnings. Not in a party-spirit, but for truth’s sake, our Protestantism must protest perpetually.” ~ C.H. Spurgeon

        –The Sword and the Trowel January 1873

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        • I don’t care what Spurgeon says because that’s old school thinking. EVERYBODY thought that back then.

          You need to step up to the plate and show me where ROME is mentioned in bible prophecy. And while you’re at it, explain to me HOW the remainder of 2 Thes. 2 reflects Catholics! Do you really think Paul is describing Christians or Catholics in 2 Thes. 2? Why would God send “strong delusion” upon Catholic’s or Christians.

          And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:

          9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,

          10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

          11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:

          12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

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        • Jim doesn’t care what Spurgeon said because its “old school.”

          But its scriptural!

          Romans 16:17
          Now I urge you, brethren, keep your eye on those who cause dissensions and hindrances contrary to the teaching which you learned, and turn away from them.

          Acts 20:28
          “Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood.

          Ephesians 5:6
          Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience.

          Deuteronomy 11:16
          “Beware that your hearts are not deceived, and that you do not turn away and serve other gods and worship them. (RCC!)

          Spurgeon, a minister of the Gospel and defender of the truth of God knew full well his responsibilty to warn his brethren of their strayings and to keep them from entering into apostasy. Jim is an example of why there MUST be watchmen TODAY who warn of false teachings, much like Spurgeon did.

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    • You know I love scripture packed articles that are explained through rightly dividing the truth! Praise the Lord for His holy Word and for His Holy Spirit filled teachers who help us not only understand the verses but to know how to apply them!

      God bless you, too, Maria! \o/

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      • It’s amusing to see the two of you build one another up over your teachings of men.

        I was never a trinitarian. In 1974 I went to Berchesgaten Germany to take a ministers test with 7 other comrades. I backed out because I was unable to accept the trinitarian view. As a young man in the early 70’s, I knew that the Trinity doctrine was un-biblical. IT was clear to me that the trinity was a doctrine of men.

        People have been erroneously taught that you had to believe in a Trinity to be a Christian. Being a Christian has NOTHING to do with being Trinitarian. Most people never studied it on their own and believe in a Trinity because their pastors taught it. And even when they do study it, they don’t study it objectively but in the light of what they already believe.

        Many Christian denominations have formed due to theological disagreements.

        Because of that, it makes sense for people to learn and think for themselves as to what is TRUE. When I read verses like this…

        “But about that day and/or hour no one knows, neither the angels of/in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father” (Matt. 24.36/Mark 13.32).

        I saw it in opposition to the Trinity doctrine that states that Jesus is ALL KNOWING like the Father, because Jesus clearly states that the only the Fathers knows the day and hour of His Jesus’ return. Trinitarians tell us that the reason Jesus didn’t know the time of his return is because in his human nature, he didn’t know, but in his divine nature he did know. THAT teaching actually makes Jesus a liar because on one hand Jesus DID know, but on the other, he says he didn’t.

        I, like many have concluded that the Bible does not teach that Jesus is fully God or that God is three persons; rather, it declares only the Father is God. A person doesn’t stop being a genuine Christian for NOT being Trinitarian. Then Trinitarians have the nerve to say that if a person doesn’t believe in the Trinity they are “polytheist.” Isaac Newton who discovered gravity said that Trinitarian’s are idolaters.

        A person is saved by (1) believing God sent Jesus as the Christ, the Son of God, and Savior who died for our sins and arose from the dead, and (2) confessing Jesus as Lord and living for him.

        So, with this biblical criterion established, it is evident that being, or NOT being, a Trinitarian does not disqualify a person from being a real Christian if he or she professedly believes what I said above.

        This is very important. Why? The New Testament says that after loving God and Jesus, the next most important thing Christians are to do is “love one another.” But, if Trinitarians condemn anti-Trinitarians who believe in Jesus, and anti-Trinitarians condemn Trinitarians who also believe in Jesus, both are condemning their spiritual brothers and sisters and thereby not proving to be Jesus’ disciples by loving one another.
        “Those who say, ‘I love God,’ and hate their brothers or sisters, are liars; for those who do not love a brother or sister whom they have seen, cannot love God whom they have not seen” (1 John 4.20).

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  2. I quote Spurgeon too at times. In fact, one of his teachings on the word “ALL” DEBUNKS a global anti-Christ kingdom! But like everyone, he doesn’t have everything right. If he saw what Muslims are up to these days he would probably reconsider.

    The sad thing is that Rome IS NOT implied whatsoever in any of the passages you’ve quoted! Try again!

    SHOW ME WHAT SCRIPTURES YOU USE TO SUPPORT THAT ROME IS IMPLIED AS BECOMING THE END-TIME BEAST?

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