- It is just the standard routine at the doctor’s office. Stand on the scale. Extend your arm for blood pressure and pulse rate to be measured. At the end of all the poking, prodding and questions, we want to hear, “You are in good health.”
If we think of the New Testament letters functioning like a doctor’s evaluation, many of the early churches were not healthy. Among the notable exceptions was the church at Thessalonica when it received its first letter from Paul.