Mike Sangrey mike at
Fri Aug 11 11:51:59 EDT 2000

Just a quick observation.

In I Cor. 1-4 Paul seems to allow for incorrect teaching.  Since this was part 
of the thinking in the church at that time, the definition of YEUDODIDASKALOS 
would have to allow for incorrect teaching to happen.  These people would not 
thereby be labeled as being YEUDODIDASKALOS.

Guessing, I suggest the word could carry the weight of either sincere and dead 
wrong or an implication of a hidden agenda.  For example, the statement, "I 
sincerely believe Jesus was never born" may very well be what someone 
believes, but it's dead wrong.  And the other possibility is an attempt to 
deceive by knowingly teaching error.  That is, there is some other motivation 
going on, self-promotion, money, etc.

The commendation of the Bereans also comes to mind, in this regard.  
Mike Sangrey
mike at
Landisburg, Pa.
       Every Christian library should have a plaque which states:
              "There is one book which explains all these."

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