Dec 2, 2009

Paul's Ethical Strategy

"In general, Paul's ethical strategy is to urge his audiences to (1) imitate Christ
, following and fulfilling the normative pattern of Christ’s teaching and life; (2) walk in the spirit, not fulfilling the works of the flesh; (3) live as a community in unity. The Christian life, then, has theological, cognitive, experiential, and social dimensions."

Ben Witherington III, The Indelible Image: The Theological and Ethical Thought World of the New Testament, Volume One: The Individual Witnesses (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 2009), 244.

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