24194Re: [XTalk] 1 Corinthians 13
- Apr 25, 2014
Re: [XTalk] 1 Corinthians 13John Staton wrote:
Chapter 13 is an indispensable part of Paul's argument in chapters 12-14 ...
It would have required a clumsiness uncharacteristic of Paul to point out that prophecies and (speaking in) tongues will come to an end (13:8), and then a few lines later extol the virtues of prophecy as against speaking in tongues (14:1b-5).
In any case, Paul did boast, and to him faith must surely have been more important than love. Take his most important letter: Romans. The noun 'faith' is mentioned at least 37 times, while the noun 'love' is mentioned nine times, and the subject of three of these is God or Christ. So according to Paul, it is much more important for a person to have faith than to have love, and this is (probably deliberately) contradicted by the author of 1 Cor 13:13.
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