Envious Enemies of the Cross of Christ (Philippians 3:18)

David E. Fredrickson

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 1/1/2008

Issue: The Enemy (Vol. 28, No 1, Winter, 2008)

Contrary to the common understanding, the “enemies of the cross of Christ” in Phil 3:18 are the same people who “proclaim Christ from envy and rivalry” in 1:15. These “enemies” want Paul’s fame, but not the suffering that is built into loving.

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