"Solution to Plight"? Get Real!

Thursday, 07 Jun 2007

In reading the literature of the New Perspective carefully, we see several glaring weaknesses that deserve attention. One of the catchphrases of the New Perspective is "solution to plight." The proponents believe that Paul underwent an experience on the road to Damascus that took place apart from any supposed inner struggle that we expect he might have been having beforehand. Because the character of Judaism as a benign "covenantal nomism" did not require a solution like Christ, the appearance of Christ to Paul must have come to him as a solution before there ever was ...

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