Saturday, September 22, 2012

Suffering and Sign and Wonders

Paul's commitment to suffer and die for Christ is the means by which the strength of Jesus and his life are revealed through Paul. The opponents insisted that signs and wonders were indications that God's Spirit was working, but Paul maintains that one must suffer for the life of Jesus to be revealed.  Signs and wonders are not evil, but in themselves they do not provide a basis for legitimacy since those who are evil can also perform the miraculous (2 Thes 2:9).    Thomas Schreiner, Paul, Apostle of God's Glory in Christ, p. 96. 

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