Re: 1 Cor 12:31 MEIZONA

Thomas Biddy (
Thu, 9 Jan 1997 13:48:32 -0500 (EST)

On Thu, 9 Jan 1997, Jonathan Robie wrote:
> Perhaps Paul really does see a hierarchy here in terms of authority or
> stature, but clearly not in the value of the people or their importance to
> the body of Christ. But shouldn't MEIZONA be interpreted in terms of this
> list, which is repeated twice in the same order in the verses preceding, and
> once enumerated with "first, second, third..."?

I doubt the hierarchy because of Gal. 2:9 and with what goes above that
statement and then he follows with v. 11 But when Peter was come to
Antioch I withstood him to the face...

Paul seems to take Jesus statement (Mt. 20:25-28) that they were not to be
like the Gentiles very seriously.