Saturday, September 13, 2008

Be subject to every fellow worker

I was tussling with another problem today when I noticed this text.
    Now I urge you, brothers[c]—you know that(AA) the household[d] of Stephanas were(AB) the first converts in Achaia, and that they have devoted themselves(AC) to the service of the saints— 16(AD) be subject to such as these, and to every fellow worker and laborer. 1 Cor. 16:15-16
I also remember that Grudem wrote,
    we have never been able to find any text in ancient Greek literature where hypotassō (passive) refers to a person or persons being "subject to" another person, and where the idea of submission to that person's authority is absent.
Does he just make this up? I suppose the answer is "yes."


Charity said...

He obviously didn't look hard enough...

Donald Johnson said...

As an egal, I think the colaborers with Paul were also leaders, so this WOULD be an example of submission to an authority of some sort, but again all believers are to submit to one another.

But in CBMW teachings, they do not discuss co-laborers as leaders that I have seen; as women are called such. But if they are NOT leaders then you get a counter-example to Grudem's assertion. They cannot have it both ways,

Alaska said...

Good stuff, Sue!