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A Curse to Christ deniers

If you would like to do an interesting word study look up accursed (anathema) and see how this word is used. Hint it is used only one time outside of Paul’s epistles and that was in Acts 23:14. In that verse it is Paul’s enemies that placed themselves in a curse until they had killed Paul. This gives some seriousness about the use of this word. Guess what when you preach the word of God in truth you reap enemies, both those who claim to be Christian and those who don’t. If they claim to be believers and then make critical judgment of believers it makes me wonder if they really are believers.

The following is every instance in the New Testament were this word (anethema) is used, it is not wrong for a beliver to pronounce a curse on someone as long as you remember how serious this is the numbers after each word in the serious is where you can find it in Youngs Concordance.

(Rom 9:3) For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh:
(Rom 9:3) For1063 I1473 could wish2172 that myself848 were1511 accursed331 from575 Christ5547 for5228 my3450 brethren,80 my3450 kinsmen4773 according2596 to the flesh:4561

(1Co 12:3) Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.
(1Co 12:3) Wherefore1352 I give you to understand,1107, 5213 that3754 no man3762 speaking2980 by1722 the Spirit4151 of God2316 calleth3004 Jesus2424 accursed:331 and2532 that no man3762 can1410 say2036 that Jesus2424 is the Lord,2962 but1508 by1722 the Holy40 Ghost.4151

(Gal 1:8) But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.
(Gal 1:8) But235 though2532, 1437 we,2249 or2228 an angel32 from1537 heaven,3772 preach any other gospel2097 unto you5213 than3844 that3739 which we have preached2097 unto you,5213 let him be2077 accursed.331

(Gal 1:9) As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.
(Gal 1:9) As5613 we said before,4280 so2532 say3004 I now737 again,3825 if any1536 man preach any other gospel2097 unto you5209 than3844 that3739 ye have received,3880 let him be2077 accursed.331

(Act 23:14) And they came to the chief priests and elders, and said, We have bound ourselves under a great curse, that we will eat nothing until we have slain Paul.
(Act 23:14) And they3748 came4334 to the3588 chief priests749 and2532 elders,4245 and said,2036 We have bound ourselves under a great curse,332, 1438, 331 that we will eat1089 nothing3367 until2193, 3757 we have slain615 Paul.3972

(1Co 16:22) If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha.
(1Co 16:22) If any man1536 love5368 not3756 the3588 Lord2962 Jesus2424 Christ,5547 let him be2277 Anathema331 Maranatha.3134

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Written by tfheringer

March 30, 2008 at 3:07 pm

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