It’s somewhat unfortunate to even have to note that the Apostle Paul is not always speaking literally, but uses figures of speech. But it is necessary… so here we are.
PMW 2021-005 by Ardel B. Caneday
“The Importance of Recognizing Figures of Speech in Scripture”
I had intended to post an article that would flow out from the one last week. However, my rather lengthy response to a friend’s question addresses an issue from which I believe others will benefit. The query raised was generated out of the inquisitor’s hearing my four lectures a few weeks ago at the Common Slaves Fall Conference where my theme was “Let Us Run the Race with Perseverance and Assurance.”
I think that I understand your concern. As I read your correspondence, the following statement leaps out to me: “In any case, I feel funny about it because it seems I’ve been trained to view the cross as the only thing in life or death worth really focusing on, or as the old line goes, beat a path to the cross since everything flows…
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