Re: 'eschatology' of John
- At 11:17 PM 2/4/99 -0800, you wrote:
>Re: David Hall's comments concerning the Baptizer.Just a comment here---- "know thyself" is not gnostic- it is Socratic.
>"No." (verse 21)
>If John the Baptist was not the Elijah ("no")
>then the 'Gnostic' premise "know thyself" applies.
"know thyself" was the command of the Oracle at Delphi to the young and
seeking Socrates... it was his life's mission.
>And gnosticism is nowhere to be found even on the Nile.
>I think the church is in the Nile on this one.
Jim West, ThD
Quartz Hill School of Theology