From: Jim West (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Oct 15 1999 - 13:37:11 EDT
At 10:32 AM 10/15/99 -0700, Edgar wrote:
>I have a different question in light of the statement
>above. I wonder if we can apply the various uses of
>"you" in the 1 Cor. 6:19, 20 to the human SOMA. Could
>not the passages "hUMWN/hUMIN . . . HGORASQHTE GAR
>TIMHS DOXASATE DH TON QEON EN TWi SOMATI hUMWN" also
>have reference to the EKKLHSIA.
I don't think this is a question of "either/or". Instead, I see it as a
"both/and". Both the Church and the individual member should be pure. Both
the individual believer and the Church as a whole are the "dwelling of the
>Thus, Paul would not
>be saying that each Christian is a temple to the Lord,
>but the entire EKKLHSIA is to glorify God as a body.
>I.e., HUMWN/HUMIN appear to be plurals applied to the
>Corinthians as a whole.
Again, I think you are half right. But I think Paul means both of these
things- in other words, he is purposefully ambiguous so that he can make his
point to both individuals and the whole group.
Jim West, ThD
web page- http://web.infoave.net/~jwest
'Mythology is what never was but always is.' Stephen of Byzantium
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