Kathleen Franklin

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May 30, 2014

Nathaniel Fajardo


Are We Preparing for the Latter Rain?– Part XXXII

A Temperate People (continued)

Apostle Paul wrote: “Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it. And everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now theydo it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown. Therefore I run thus: not with uncertainty. Thus I fight: not as one who beats the air. But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified.” 1 Corinthians 9: 24-27, N.K.J.V.

Some think temperance has only to do with (a) temperament and temper, as in temper tantrums, etc., or to (b) the Temperance Movements advocating abstinence from alcohol that began in the 1830’s known as the Prohibition Era in the U.S. (See Prohibition Timeline at About.com American History). “The first national Prohibition amendment was proposed by Henry W. Blair of New Hampshire as early as 1876 . . . Read more