Notes on the Greek New Testament
Saturday 10 October
Today's Reading - 1 Thessalonians 2:13-3:13
These daily readings will take you through the New Testament in a year -
see the Reading Plan.
Quote for the Week
"It's easy to make the mistake of thinking that every position, every philosophy, which isn't explicitly Christian must be totally and utterly wrong. Paul knew better. He was not a dualist. All truth is God's truth. All truth can be twisted to serve the ends of human pride and arrogance, and that happens far too frequently. But it can be straightened out again; and the way to do that is to 'take it captive', to make it change armbands, to bring it on the right side. There is no insight, no vision of truth, so noble and lofty that it cannot be perverted and made an instrument of human pride. Likewise, there is no small glimmer of light, no faint echo of reality, so small or corrupt that it cannot be taken into the service of the world's creator and rightful Lord...
"The battle for the mind remains central to the church's task, in this and every age. But it doesn't just have to be fought by Christians against those outside of the church. It has to be fought inside the church as well."
Tom Wright, Paul for Everyone: 2 Corinthians (London: SPCK, 2003), pp. 106,107