Phil 1:28 hHTIS

Carl W. Conrad cwconrad at artsci.wustl.edu
Wed Jan 9 07:48:58 EST 2002


At 9:31 AM +0100 1/9/02, Iver Larsen wrote:
>> >
>> >Phil 1:27-18 hOTI STHKETE EN hENI PNEUMATI, MIAi YUCHi SUNAQLOUNTES THi
>> >PISTEI TOU EUAGGELIOU KAI MH PTUROMENOI EN MHDENI hUPO TWN ANTIKEIMENWN,
>> >hHTIS ESTIN AUTOIS ENDEIXIS APWLEIAS
>> >
>Concerning the idea that the content of the gospel should be a pointer to
>the opponents - AUTOIS ENDEIXIS - that those who do not obey it are lost and
>those who obey it are saved, I see no problem. In fact, this is a key
>element of the Christian doctrine as it is proclaimed by Paul. And he adds
>in 1:28 KAI TOUTO hUPO QEOU. That the proclamation of the gospel shows that
>the opponents are destined for destruction while the believers in Philippi
>are destined for salvation is not just Paul's idea, but the content of the
>gospel that comes from God.

I want to check further on the other items in your response, but let me be
clear first about this: are you intending to take the TOUTO of KAI TOUTO
hUPO QEOU all the way back to PISTIS also? I would have thought it would
refer to SWTHRIA and perhaps also to APWLEIA.
-- 

Carl W. Conrad
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