Monday, May 14, 2012

The Proper Use of Galatians 3:28

Eric Carpenter has a very nice post today about properly understanding Galatians 3:28 in his cleverly named post: On Galatians 3:28.

Eric tackles first what Galatians 3:28 and the surrounding verses are saying within the context of Paul's entire letter and he then addresses the most egregious misuse of this verse, namely trying to imply that it negates what Paul writes in other places regarding gender roles and functions in the church by nmaking a verse about salvation into a verse about gender roles and functions. There is no end to the mischief that comes from ripping a verse out of context and trying to make it fit into a preconceived notion. Eric's post is firm but gentle and hits just the right note on one of the most misused passages in Scripture.

1 comment:

Eric said...

Thanks for the link. I worked long and hard on that title. The genius is in the simplicity.