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Sunday, September 27, 2015

Quote of the Day (8)

You can probably find every subject in the world being discussed somewhere in the blogosphere, along with just about every aspect of Christian living.

But my favourite exchange of the day? Haus Frau has a legitimate question about how best to respond to advocates of Christian homosexuality who seek to disqualify Paul on the subject.

Here it is:
“When quoting Saint Paul on sexual morality, particularly homosexuality, many ‘Christian’ gays say they only follow the words of Christ and that Paul is not a legitimate apostle.

I have responded that Paul was recruited by Christ himself and accepted by the other apostles who recorded the words of Christ and wrote the New Testament and that Paul’s words do not conflict with the teachings of either the New or Old Testament.

I think this is purely dialectic and it does get washed right over. What is a better response?”
 Markku takes a crack at answering:
“What I say is:

Mat 23:1 Then spake Jesus to the multitude, and to his disciples,
Mat 23:2 Saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat:
Mat 23:3 All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not.

The Scribes and Pharisees told us to stone you people to death, so thank your lucky stars that I believe Paul the Apostle.”
Is it dialectic or rhetoric? I like it and it’s clever, but is it useful?

Discuss amongst yourselves …

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