“For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is departed unto Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, Titus unto Dalmatia.”
King James Version (KJV)
Gbemi Olumuyiwa's comment on 2013-10-07 06:44:16:
I feel that Demas backslided for a season probably because the persecution at that time was too hard or fierce for him to handle. This can happen to christians
that are immature in Christ. Trials of life sometimes can make us feel that people of the world are better off than you because you feel that life id treating them better than you because of the materialism culture. But to be honest when you become matured in Christ you will realise that no money in the world can buy you salvation and eternal life in Jesus Christ. I'm just glad that Demas realised his heart condition quickly and turn back to Christ who his mighty to save. Nothing in this present age can take a place of going to heaven. This world is a market we are just passing through, one day will come when we have to live it and go to our resting place. I therefore ask where do you want to spend eternity. This is a choice we need to make while we are here. Heaven or Hell. As a christian we need to continue to check our lives so that we don't end up where we don't want to be. Shalom
George Lincoln Cole II's comment on 2012-03-16 14:21:02:
First hunting for Saint Dimas this Dimas came up; My thoughts after Paul reprimanded Corinth for divisive ways[Paul, Apollos, Cephas & Christ] and itching ear prefferences. Here was division in reality. Exactly what Dimas was going to do in Thessalonica is not clear. However since spiritual wickedness in high places goes on undetected and covered up as righteous acts of Christians. We might deduct a seed and roots of a new religion was born out of his departure. Hence San Dimas is not really the pennitent thief crucified with Jesus but the real founder of the Catholic Church.