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These things became our examples!

Reverend LC Muzembi
"There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it" 1 Corinthians 10:13 KJV

Temptations are wrong desires that come into our lives, not new though to mankind for many others have faced exactly the same problems before us, but  God is faithful, he will keep the temptation from becoming so strong that you can’t stand up against it, and will make a way for you to escape.

 Many others have faced exactly the same problems before us, and "now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come" 1 Corinthians 10:11.

From them we have learned that "we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted, 1 Corinthians 10:6. We must not desire evil things as they did.

We are warned also, that we must not;

  • worship idols as they did, 1 Corinthians 10:7.
  • commit fornication, as some of them did, 1 Corinthians 10:8 
  • tempt Christ, or try his patience as some of them did, 1 Corinthians 10:9 
  • murmur against God and his work with you as some of them did, 1 Corinthians 10:10
Take these warnings seriously, and be careful. For you too may fall into sin.

Idolatry or Idol worship

"Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry" 1 Corinthians 10:14.

Is there any other God?

Idolatry is a work of man, rather a work of the flesh, and Paul says, "they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God" Galatians 5:21.

Now hear this, there is no other God except Yahweh, "For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many, and lords many,) But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him" 1 Corinthians 8:5-6.

What’s an idol?

An idol is any of these man-made gods, that are worshipped, venerated and revered instead of worshiping the one and only true God. Several of them are concepts developed by various philosophers. But this they do that "ye should have fellowship [partner] with devils," vs 20.

Apostle Paul says, "we know that an idol is nothing in the world, and that there is none other God but one" 1 Corinthians 8:4. Idolatry is an excuse of wicked men to drag you into devil worship. But, some Christians don't realize this.

God bless,
Laurence
Muzembi.org - Simple Gospel Summation 

1 Corinthians 1Called to be Saints
1 Corinthians 2The wisdom of God
1 Corinthians 3The Spirit of God dwells in you
1 Corinthians 4Stewards of the mysteries of God
1 Corinthians 5The Christian Life
1 Corinthians 6Settle your own differences
1 Corinthians 7Let them marry
1 Corinthians 8Is there any other God?
1 Corinthians9The seal of my Apostleship 
1 Corinthians 10These things became our examples
1 Corinthians 11Keep ordinances
1 Corinthians 12Growing up in the Holy Ghost |
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1 Corinthians 13If I don't love, I'm nothing! |
Pursue love and desire spiritual-gifts
1 Corinthians 14Spiritual gifts 
1 Corinthians 15What the Gospel really is!
1 Corinthians 16Stand fast in the faith

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