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By J. Grant Howard

ISBN-10: 0310262518

ISBN-13: 9780310262510

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P e t e r k n e w w h a t h e w a s talking a b o u t . A s w e h a v e s a i d , s o m e t e x t s clearly p r e s e n t t h e i n n e r l i f e - s e t t i n g . O t h e r s d o n o t . W h e r e t h e text d o e s d o it, w e s h o u l d i n c l u d e it in o u r s t u d y a n d e x p o s i t i o n . W h e r e t h e i n n e r - l i f e - s e t t i n g is n o t o v e r t l y s t a t e d , w e s h o u l d carefully p r o b e t h e t h o u g h t s a n d f e e l i n g s of t h e p e o p l e i n v o l v e d a n d u s e t h e s e i n s i g h t s t o e n h a n c e o u r c o m m u n i c a t i o n of t h e t r u t h .

5 : 1 1 - 1 4 ) . Enough t i m e h a d e l a p s e d f o r t h e m to b e t e a c h e r s ; b u t b e c a u s e o f ignorance and disobedience they weren't there. They needed t o b e r e t a u g h t t h e b a s i c s . W i t h r e g a r d to t e a c h i n g t h e W o r d to o t h e r s , t h e y w e r e w a l l o w i n g a r o u n d i n a n a r e a w e a r e c l a s s i f y i n g a s b e l o w biblical c o m p e t e n c y . A n y c r e a t i v i t y t h e y m a y h a v e h a d w a s p r o b a b l y b e i n g u s e d to f i n d n e w a n d d i f f e r e n t w a y s to a v o i d t h e i r G o d - g i v e n r e s p o n s i b i l i t i e s !

T o v i s u a l i z e Paul a s a n a l o o f , i m p e r s o n a l p u r v e y o r o f p r o s a i c , cold f a c t s , a n d T e r t i u s a s a p a s s i v e , s h a l l o w , r e c e i v e r of t h e s e facts is u n r e a l i s t i c . Belief in t h e " G o d - b r e a t h e d n e s s " of t h e W o r d d o e s n o t r e q u i r e u s to rule o u t h u m a n r e l a t i o n s b e t w e e n c o m p o s e r a n d s e c r e t a r y . W e d o n o t h a v e to sacrifice t h e h u m a n p e r s o n a l i t i e s o f P a u l a n d T e r t i u s o n the altar o f inspiration.

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