Spiritual Authority

How can St. Paul emphasize the importance of weakness while boasting that his own preaching is a “demonstration of the Spirit and of power?” How can he preach weakness from a position of strength? Is Paul contradicting himself? Why would someone proclaiming the crucified Christ claim to do so with power? What part does Roman culture play in the content of the gospel? That’s right. No need to clean the wax out of your ears. I did not say, “how do we separate Roman culture from the true meaning of the gospel?” I said, “what part does Roman culture play in the content of the gospel?” Richard and Fr. Marc discuss 1 Corinthians 2.

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(Episode 103; 1 Corinthians 2; Subscribe: http://feedpress.me/the-bible-as-literature; “OctoBlues” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http:// creativecommons .org/ licenses /by/3.0/)

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