From: Edward Hobbs (EHOBBS@WELLESLEY.EDU)
Date: Thu Mar 23 2000 - 19:02:04 EST
"I have left most of my adult life in the university."
--Alas, Carl, so have I.
"We need to be on our guard against importing assumptions from a
later era into our reading of those words as they appear in first-century Greek
texts--I'm thinking of obvious examples like EPISKOPOS and PRESBUTEROS."
--Well, you have now eliminated my church and yours, the
Episcopal and the Presbyterian Churches.
"We have to be cautious about words like EPISKOPOS and DIAKONOS
and APOSTOLOS and PRESBUTEROS and even EKKLHSIA."
--With DIAKONOS, you've got the Baptists sinking, and
with APOSTOLOS gone, the Pope is in trouble.
Are you trying to destroy our simple faith in our church polity (polities)?
Ah, Carl, you are truly a Cynic (or a Calvinist?).
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