Re: Romans 2:4

From: Jim Beale (
Date: Sun Nov 22 1998 - 19:41:14 EST

At 6:54 PM -0500 11/22/98, Paul S. Dixon wrote:

>Your friend here used contraposition inaccurately. He really
>meant and/or should have used "negation." The negation,
>of course, is not a valid inference. But, this does not mean
>it is not true. [...]

Are you aware of any commentator, in the history of the
church, who has interpreted Romans 2:4 in such a way? I
have not been able to find a single one who views AGEI as
other than conative, but I've only looked at a dozen or so.


   The good man does not grieve that other people
   do not recognize his merits. His only anxiety
   is lest he should fail to recognize theirs.
   -- Confucius

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