Theo ch 14 - This chapter discusses how Paul was a Pharisee...

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NT THEO 220-02 Ch 14 Paul The part I found most interesting about this chapter is Paul’s view of love. He ranks love above all other things. Love is why God sent his son, so that he may save his people. In return, we are to show love back to both God and others. This chapter quotes the Bible saying, “If I have no love, I am nothing,” and “Love is never selfish, not quick to take offense. It keeps no score of wrongs. Love is eternal: It has no limit and will never come to an end.” I think this concept can be applied at anytime, anywhere. It is what I try to live by. There have been times where the people I truly love do something that angers me, but I quickly get over it and do not hold it against them. Hoarding anger against someone does not do any good. It only causes stress, may break up relationships between people, and can even cause early death. Paul sees the benefits of love, and this is why he emphasizes it so rigorously.
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Unformatted text preview: This chapter discusses how Paul was a Pharisee who encountered a revelation and became a Christian leader. It then goes on to say that he had more than one vision/revelation. I wish the book would have given more of a description. The first one was on a road, but where were the others? What did these visions consist of? We may not have the answers, but regardless, I think it raises interesting questions. I found the section that talks about how Paul judges women confusing. It gives examples of how he treats women as equal to men, saying There is no such thing as male and female. However, in other parts he has a negative attitude towards them, forbidding them to address the meeting and saying women should be silent and submissive. Could either of these views just been added in by a copier of the text? Might one of these views have reflected the attitude towards women of the time period in which it was written?...
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