‘Therefore Paul regards it as a sure sign that what is being preached is not the Gospel if the preaching goes on without its peace being disturbed. On the other hand, the world regards it as a sure sign that the Gospel is a heretical and seditious doctrine when it sees that the preaching of … Continue reading Proclaiming the Gospel
Text: Θαυμάζω ὅτι οὕτως ταχέως μετατίθεσθε ἀπὸ τοῦ καλέσαντος ὑμᾶς ἐν χάριτι [Χριστοῦ] εἰς ἕτερον εὐαγγέλιον, Translation: I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting from the one who called you, in the grace of Christ, for another gospel... Explanation: Paul begins his argument by expressing his astonishment - his amazement - at the … Continue reading Galatians 1:6
Text: ...καὶ οἱ σὺν ἐμοὶ πάντες ἀδελφοὶ ταῖς ἐκκλησίαις τῆς Γαλατίας, Translation: ...and those with me - all the brothers, to the churches of Galatia: Explanation: Paul outlined his authority for claiming apostleship in v.1. Now as part of his greeting to the churches, he implies that his is not a mere 'mystical' authority (that … Continue reading Galatians 1:2
Thesis Any Christian minister that makes an issue out of being encouraged (by his denomination) to recommend to his congregation to vote 'no' in the Australian Marriage Plebiscite, should consider his call to ministry. If the minister does not have the right to encourage a 'no' vote based on not having the authority to urge … Continue reading Really?