You Have Need of Endurance


Oxford Dictionary defines endurance as the fact or power of enduring an unpleasant or difficult process or situation without giving way. Thayer defines the Greek word that is translated endurance in our English Bibles this way: “not swerved from his deliberate purpose and his loyalty to faith and piety by even the greatest trials and sufferings.”

Endurance is a characteristic we must have as Christians. But why is it so important? In this article, we are going to consider a few passages that explain why we need endurance as Christians. In these verses, we will notice a few English words (endurance, patience, perseverance), yet these are all from the same Greek word. So let us consider the reasons why we need endurance.
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A Biblical Examination of the Problem of Racism

Racism has long been a problem in our society. While it has evolved and changed forms over time, sadly, it still exists. Society as a whole suffers because of it. As race relations naturally pertain to how we interact with our fellow man, the Bible has some important lessons for us on this subject. There is a good article about racism written by Wayne Jackson that has recently been posted on the Christian Courier website. Below is an excerpt from the article:

“Racism is an insidious evil. It dishonors God’s plan of human development and ethnic diversity. It is judgmental. It constitutes “respect of persons” and thus is not God-like (Acts 10:34; James 2:1); the Greek text literally reads, “God is no respecter of faces.” Human beings ought not to be either.”

You can click on the link to read the rest of the article: The New “R-word” Label.