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1 Peter 1:5-7

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 5 Who are kept by the power of God through faith to salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. [This verse is strong proof that the instant salvation of today's Christianity is false. You are kept by the power of God to reach the day of salvation, providing you stay on the inward cross of self-denial in the narrow way.]

 6 In that greatly rejoice though it is necessary to suffer a few griefs now through various trials, [To receive salvation and the kingdom you first must suffer through tribulations and hardships. This has been mistranslated to be: you may have to suffer; there is no mention of may or if necessary in the Greek. Indeed, all who are determined to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution. 2 Tim 3:12. The same sufferings are being experienced by all your brothers in the world. 1 Pet 5:9. Salvation comes after suffering. "For the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and scourges every son whom he accepts. If you are without discipline, of which all [true sons of God] must share, then you are illegitimate, and not sons." Heb 12:6,8]

 7 So that the trial of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tried with fire, might result in praise and honor and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ. [Your faith is tested: is it strong enough to last through suffering, or do you become offended and cease seeking God as your first priority? Tried with fire is to be hit by the fiery darts of the wicked one, Eph 6:16. From the Word of the Lord within —"Tribulation: trial by fire."]

1 Peter 4:1-2,12,19

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 1 Therefore, since Christ has suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves with the same mind because he who has suffered in the flesh is finished with sin, [From the Word of the Lord within: "Any of you whose sting to bear has been hard, use these facts: 1) all have suffered before you; 2) sin is excoriated; 3) God will remove the burden in time; and 4) the same is experienced by every cleanliness-desired heart in the nations."]

 2 So that you should not live the rest of your time in the flesh in the lusts of men, but [live] to the will of God.1

 12 Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial, which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you; [Before purification and salvation, your faith must be tested in several trials, in which you must grievously suffer in order to be purified of sin. Salvation comes after suffering in various trials. "For the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and scourges every son whom he accepts. If you are without discipline, of which all [true sons of God] must share, then you are illegitimate, and not sons." Heb 12:6,8. From the Word of the Lord within —"Tribulation: trial by fire." Salvation comes after suffering; in fact, there are seven trials every son must endure before salvation and being accepted as a son.]

 19 Therefore let those who suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as to a faithful Creator.

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James 1:2-4,12

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 2 My brothers, count it all joy when you fall into various trials; [It is through many trials and tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God. Acts 14:22. Many are the trials of the righteous, but the LORD delivers him out of them all. Psa 34:19. He shall deliver you in six troubles; yes, in seven no evil shall touch you. Job 5:19 ]

 3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith works steadfast endurance. [When God delivers you from a trial, it strengthens your steadfast endurance, your faith, and hope of your coming eternal salvation.]

 4 But let steadfast endurance have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.1 ["By your steadfast endurance do you possess your souls." Luke 21:19. Note! If you lack nothing, then you have everything possible, (including fellowship with Christ and the Father, raised to heaven, sitting with Christ in the kingdom, in union with Christ and God, free from even the desire to sin, pure, holy, permanently perfected, protected from ever sinning again — all while still alive on earth), as Paul wrote the perfect man does: Until we all come to the unity of the faith, and the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; Eph 4:13. If you are a perfect man and possess the fullness of Christ, you have everything possible.]

 12 Blessed is the man who endures trials because when he is proven genuine, he will receive the crown of life, which the Lord has promised to those who love him. [Your faith is tested through trials; is it strong enough to last through suffering, or do you become offended and cease seeking God as your first priority? From the Word of the Lord within: "All God's sons are tested. Be like the early Church, who for inexpressible joy endured to the end."]

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