Theology Thursday: Philippians 4:13

My fellow blogger Rachel has written a wonderful Bible Study on the real meaning of Philippians 4:13. Not only does she demonstrate how most evangelicals misuse this verse, but she underscores the necessity of quoting Scripture in context.

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You’ve seen this verse used out of context somewhere, I guarantee it. Most likely, you’ve seen this used on a running shirt (when not healing – still – from a broken foot, I fancy myself a runner), an athletic team’s t-shirt, or on Beth Moore’s most recent Facebook banner.

“I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.” – Philippians 4:13

I’ve seen it on coffee mugs, bookmarks, reward plaques, motivational posters, and at the end-of-my-rope social media posts.

Here’s my most favorite “Christian motivational poster”, ever, by the way, just for laughs:

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But back to Philippians 4:13. This verse is used all the time to give Christians and non-Christians alike the idea that with Christ, you can do ANYTHING. Do you understand?

ANYTHING.

I have Christ. I can run a marathon.

I have Christ. I can win the state football championship.

I have Christ. I can…

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Author: DebbieLynne

Most importantly I belong to the Lord Jesus Christ. Secondarily, I'm married to my wonderful husband, John. We've both used wheelchairs since childhood (he from Polio and me from Cerebral Palsy). I type with a headstick because I can't control my hands. I enjoy reading, creating digital art, and exploring Boston with John.

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