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#455 The Simplicity That Is In Christ

II Corinthians 11:3-4,   II Corinthians 6:6,   Ephesians 6:5,   Colossians 3:22 

 II Corinthians 11:4,  2:11,  4:3-4,  10:3-4,  11:12-15

Galatians 1:6-7, 13-24,   2:1-2,  4-5,  16,  21,  3:28,  6:15

The Simplicity That Is In Christ

Simplicity = haplot─ôs – 8x in NT: simplicity 3x, singleness 2x, liberality, liberty, bountifulness.

But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.

From the WORKING TRANSLATION, A Journey through the Acts and Epistles*

However, I fear lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your thinking processes might be corrupted from the integrity and the purity that is in Christ.
In fact, if someone comes and heralds another Jesus whom we did not herald, or if you receive a different spirit that you did not receive previously or a different gospel that you did not accept previously, then you put up with it all too well.

But what I do, that I will do, that I may cut off occasion from them which desire occasion; that wherein they glory, they may be found even as we.
For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.
Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.


From the WORKING TRANSLATION, A Journey through the Acts and Epistles*

Yet what I do, that I will do in order to cut off opportunity from those who desire an opportunity so that with regard to what they boast about, they may be found to be even as we are.
In fact, such people are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ [in appearance], and no wonder, for Satan himself transforms himself into a messenger of light.
Therefore, it is no great thing that his ministers also transform themselves to look like ministers of justice, whose end will be according to their works.


Servants, obey your lords according to the flesh with fear and trembling [reverence and obedience], with integrity of your heart as to the Christ.   EPHESIANS 6:5*
Servants, obey the lords according to the flesh in all things, not with eye service as people- pleasers but with integrity of heart, fearing [reverencing] the lord. COLOSSIANS 3:22*

From the WORKING TRANSLATION, A Journey through the Acts and Epistles*

Copyright © 2006 by Walter J. Cummins. All rights reserved.


The Integrity That is In Christ

However, I fear lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your thinking processes might be corrupted from the integrity and the purity that is in Christ.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      II CORINTHIANS 11:3 From the Working Translation


Being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.

There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, for the law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ROMANS 8:1-2

For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same function, so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ROMANS 12:4-5
But of Him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness [justness], and sanctification, and redemption.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I CORINTHIANS 1:30
Wherefore I beseech you, be ye imitators of me.
For this cause have I sent unto you Timotheus, who is my beloved son, and faithful in the Lord, who shall bring you into remembrance of my ways which be in Christ, as I teach every where in every church.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

If in this life only we have [are having our] hope in Christ, we are of all men most pitiable.
For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.

                                                                                                                       I CORINTHIANS 15:19,22

Now thanks be unto God, Who always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the fragrance of His knowledge by us in every place.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      II CORINTHIANS 2:14

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creation, old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

                                                                                                                                                                                      II CORINTHIANS 5:17

God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto Himself, not reckoning their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the Word of reconciliation.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                II CORINTHIANS 5:19

And that because of false brethren unawares [sneaky false brothers] who snuck in to spy on our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   GALATIANS 2:4

There is neither Judean nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    GALATIANS 3:28

For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation.

                                                                                                                                                       GALATIANS 6:15

Blessed be the God and Father of our lord Jesus Christ, Who hath blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenlies in Christ.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        EPHESIANS 1:3

That in the administration of the fulness of times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             EPHESIANS 1:10

And [God] has raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: That in the ages to come He might shew the exceeding riches of His grace
in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 EPHESIANS 2:6-7

For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto [epi = upon] good works, which God hath before prepared that we should walk in them.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               EPHESIANS 2:10

That the Gentiles [nations] should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of His promise in Christ by the gospel.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          EPHESIANS 3:6

According to the purpose of the ages which He purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord: In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the believing of him.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         EPHESIANS 3:11-12

I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

                                                                                                                PHILIPPIANS 3:14

To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the nations, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          COLOSSIANS 1:27-28

And this I say, lest any man should deceive you with persuasive arguments. For though I be absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in the spirit, joying and beholding your order, and the steadfastness of your believing in Christ.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             COLOSSIANS 2:4-5

For this we say unto you by the Word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not precede them which are asleep.
For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I THESSALONIANS 4:15-17

In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

                                                                                                               I THESSALONIANS 5:18

Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, according to the promise of life which is in Christ Jesus. Who [God] hath saved us, and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began.

Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in believing and love which are in Christ Jesus.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       II TIMOTHY 1:1,9,13

Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.

                                                                                                     II TIMOTHY 2:1

Greet ye one another with a kiss of charity. Peace be with you all that are in Christ Jesus. Amen.

                                                                                                                                                         I PETER 5:14