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Appointed to Tribulation

His disciples escape God’s “wrath” but endure “tribulation” to which they have been “appointed”  –  1 Thessalonians 3:1-4 .  In the New Testament, the terms “ tribulation ” and “ wrath ” are  NOT  synonymous. “ Tribulation ” is what disciples endure for the sake of Jesus, but “ wrath ” is the horrific fate awaiting the wicked at the “ end of the age ,” the “ second death ,” which unrepentant sinners and apostates endure on account of their iniquities and betrayals - [ Photo by Daniel Gregoire on Unsplash ].

Why, Then, the Law

Synopsis :  If a man is not justified by the works of the Law, what was the purpose of the Torah given at Sinai? – Galatians 3:19 . Sinai by Youhana Nassif - Unsplash In reaction to some Jewish Christians who claimed that Gentile believers must be circumcised, the Apostle Paul declared that a man or woman is set right with God from the “ faith of Jesus Christ ,”  NOT  “ from the works of the Torah .” In fact, if justification is based on performing the deeds and rituals required by the Mosaic Law, then Jesus “ died in vain ."