To give us steadfast hope in a shakey world.: do not be dismayed. We look around and see these dark days... But know that the darkness comes before the Dawn. Our hope is not in not in politics, science or sociology. Our hope is in a sure knowledge of the coming of the Lord. Because He said He would come back for us and we know He does not /can not lie. He is faithful and sure to do that! Hope this helps( info came from the Adrian Rodgers commentary of scripture Bible!
That the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and ye in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.
You want me to glorify Jesus Christ (whose name would actually have been Yeshua or Joshua; Jesus is the GREEK version). I respect the concept of the man and his teachings, but am not convinced that historically he even existed. No offense. Not trying to sway your belief; just stating mine.
There is always going to be a source of wickedness, just as there is a source of good and grace. Wickedness may seem awe inspiring and wonderful here on earth, but these things from Satan are condemned by God.
It means there will be an apostasy before Christ's return. Some believe this has already happened, others think it is still to happen. - Based on your past behavior I assume you're asking only to use it as a platform so you can tell us all "the right answer" while finding fault with anyone who thinks differently.
My interpretation: It is a warning about people who will use the name and teachings of God as a cover for their wickedness. It is saying to watch out for these people. Hopefully you are familiar with Papal corruption(past and present). Presently, the Pope lives in the Vatican Palace and has a summer castle, Castel Gandolfo(so much for identifying with the poor).
James why don't you tell us. That's why you post things right? To exalt yourself above others? We all know what it's saying. We are not stupid. You are not the only one who understands the bible James. Contrary to your own belief.