Thursday, October 07, 2010

Richard Hays on guarding the Gospel

Richard Hays: “The Christian community as a community of love is not infinitely inclusive: those who reject Jesus are not and cannot be part of it. There is great danger to the church, in Paul’s view, when some people represent themselves as Christians while rejecting the apostolically proclaimed gospel.”
Richard Hays, First Corinthians (Interp; Louisville, KY: John Knox, 1997), 291-92.


Alejandro said...

I have recently become a fan of the Interpretation series. I'm slowly making my way through the OT. Hopefully I can make it to see Hays one day.

rick said...


Eric Pearson, for U.S. Congress said...

Ronald Reagan said that we are always just one generation away from tyranny. Thomas Jefferson said the tree of liberty must be watered by the blood of patriots from time to time. While states’ rights are to key to restoring our Republic, one other thing is also vital.

A 2 Chronicles 7:14 revival.

We cannot be free men in a free country without the blessing of Almighty God. We cannot be free men and women without a return to the faith of our fathers. John Adams said in October of 1798 that:

“We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry, would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”

Perhaps before our next elections, we should drop to our knees in Psalm 51:10 prayers, and implore God to create in us a new heart, to renew a right spirit within us. Without the hand of God that has steered this country over the past 234 years (and which seems horrifyingly missing of late), we are doomed to be relegated to the dust piles of history, our country, her people and her name but brief bywords on the lips of future travelers to this land

Thank you, and God Bless our Republic of the United States of America.

Eric Pearson

Joel said...

I am new to the New Perspective on Paul. To me it seems close to a "different gospel".

So in the interests of guarding the gospel, I want to learn more about the NPP.

Can someone please refer me to a good overview and critique pro and con of the New Perspective that gives what is good and not good about the NPP?

Many thanks and God bless,