Thesis: Those who criticise the use of theological books in favour of reading only the Word are, under a false aura of humility, demonstrating their arrogance and ignoring the work of the Holy Spirit who they 'seek' to honour. Explanation: People have been criticised for reading theological books on top of the Bible. This occurs … Continue reading A Thesis on the value of Theological Books.
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: χάρις ὑμῖν καὶ εἰρήνη ἀπὸ θεοῦ πατρὸς ἡμῶν καὶ κυρίου Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ Translation ...grace to you and peace from God our father and the lord Jesus Christ... Explanation This is one of Paul's usual greetings. Paul constantly reminds us of his gospel which speaks of grace and that which grace brings - peace with … Continue reading Galatians 1:3
Text: Παῦλος ἀπόστολος οὐκ ἀπ᾿ ἀνθρώπων οὐδὲ δι᾿ ἀνθρώπου ἀλλὰ διὰ Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ καὶ θεοῦ πατρὸς τοῦ ἐγείραντος αὐτὸν ἐκ νεκρῶν... Translation Paul an apostle - not from men, nor through man, but through Jesus Christ and God the Father who raised Him from the dead... Explanation The apostle Paul is asserting his right to … Continue reading Galatians 1:1