what do i really know about either of these.. because as of now, those sweet streams of love are not running quite as full and smooth as they should. so, confessions of the not so pure and lowly.
i thank him who has given me strength, Christ Jesus our Lord, because he judged me faithful, appointing me to his service, though formerly i was a blasphemer, persecutor, and insolent opponent. But i have received mercy because i had acted ignorantly in unbelief, and the grace
of our Lord overflowed for me with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom i am foremost. But i have received mercy for this reason, that in me, as the foremost, Jesus Christ might display his perfect patience as an example to those who were to beleive in him for eternal life. to the King of ages, immortal , invisible, the only God,
be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen
first of all then, i urge that supplications, prayers, intercesions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high postitions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our savior, who desires all people to be saved and come into knowledge of the truth.
for there is one God , and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all, which is the testimony given at the proper time.....
.....paul to timothy, in the first letter.