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Re: 'eschatology' of John

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  • Jim West
    ... Just a comment here---- know thyself is not gnostic- it is Socratic. know thyself was the command of the Oracle at Delphi to the young and seeking
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      At 11:17 PM 2/4/99 -0800, you wrote:
      >Re: David Hall's comments concerning the Baptizer.
      >
      >"No." (verse 21)
      >
      >If John the Baptist was not the Elijah ("no")
      >then the 'Gnostic' premise "know thyself" applies.


      Just a comment here---- "know thyself" is not gnostic- it is Socratic.
      "know thyself" was the command of the Oracle at Delphi to the young and
      seeking Socrates... it was his life's mission.

      >
      >I think the church is in the Nile on this one.

      And gnosticism is nowhere to be found even on the Nile.
      >
      >
      >BetaDavid

      Jim

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      Jim West, ThD
      Quartz Hill School of Theology

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