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Romans 5:3-4

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 3 And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces steadfastness;

 4 And steadfastness, proven faith; and proven faith, joyful and confident hope of eternal salvation; [Paul is speaking to mature believers, those who have experienced tribulations, to know the increase of steadfastness in their faith. Spirit imposed tribulation and suffering are part of the cross, and the only way you will ever be rid of sin. Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you, 1 Pet 4:12. Therefore, since Christ has suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves with the same mind because he who has suffered in the flesh is finished with sin, 1 Pet 4:1.]

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