Standing Firm: Paul describes striving for the faith as having two parts. Both must be present for us to be effective. It involves doing one thing while avoiding doing something else—creating a positive/negative opposition. The positive aspect is contending for the faith with a united spirit. The negative aspect is avoiding being intimidated by those opposing the gospel. We shouldn’t neglect either part.
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Author Steven E. Runge (DLitt) serves as Scholar-in-Residence for Logos Bible Software and a Research Associate for the Department of Ancient Studies, University of Stellenbosch. He is the General Editor of the Lexham Discourse Greek New Testament and the Lexham High Definition New Testament. Runge is also the author of the Discourse Grammar of the Greek New Testament: A Practical Introduction for Teaching and Exegesis.