Monday, January 07, 2013

HT Jim West: But You See, The Thing Is, You Just Don't

http://zwingliusredivivus.wordpress.com/2013/01/07/but-you-see-the-thing-is-you-just-dont/

I'd quote from the post but it's short and easy to read.  Rather I'll quote from a comment West makes in subsequent discussion.

http://zwingliusredivivus.wordpress.com/2013/01/07/but-you-see-the-thing-is-you-just-dont/#comment-52458

my greek teacher, once responding to a question in class, said to the questioner- ‘we aren’t washed in the blood of the subjunctive mood’. his point, in its context, was that the ancient greeks were no more slaves to grammatical rules than modern ‘common’ speakers. to build a doctrine on grammar rather than the context of texts and sensible and simple readings of texts is a rather poorly thought-out move. i would simply say, again, that in its context, and in the context of paul’s entire theology, divorcing faith from gift is a bad move.

I'll leave it to you, dear reader, to go read the rest.

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