Introduction (2 Tim. 2:9-12; 1 Pet. 5:10; Psa. 34:19)
There is a way in Salvation that many in the Body of Christ intentionally avoid talking/teaching about. It is a way that babes in Christ are not mature enough yet to comprehend its necessity in their spiritual growth and development. It is a way that the unlearned and unbelieving misconstrue for existential falsehood of our faith. It is suffering. I know this is not a topic most want to hear, but it is what we need to hear. That is, if we are to be firmly fixed in our faith and living lives that yield Heavenly fruit.