Feb 19, 2010
"Servant of God" in the New Testament
William Varner has an interesting post on the use of "servant of God" by James, Peter, John, and Jude. Varner suggests that this designation might be related to the Old Testament prophetic tradition. But what I find most interesting is Varner's observation that, "In my research I discovered that no Apostolic Father ever referred to himself by the term doulos. Why did this title disappear from use after the NT? Could it be because the early fathers recognized the title as describing prophets and they did not view themselves as prophets, like the NT apostles did?"
Read the entire post here.