Thursday, November 01, 2012

Piper on remarriage

Henry10/31/2012 9:02 AM

I'd be interested in some engagement with Piper's view:

…Piper's case is hard to argue with.

I don’t see the need to directly respond to his arguments. For one thing, Don Carson does a very thorough job of sorting and sifting the exegetical options on the exceptive clauses:

T. Longman & D. Garland, eds. The Expositor's Bible Commentary 9: Matthew and Mark (Zondervan; 2nd rev. ed., 2010), 464-74.

Likewise, there are fine treatments of 1 Cor 7:

D. Instone-Brewer, "1 Corinthians 7 in the Light of the Jewish Greek and Aramaic Marriage and Divorce Papyri":

 The Pillar New Testament Commentary: The First Letter to the Corinthians (Eerdmans, 2010) by Roy Ciampa & Brian Rosner.


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    Love the Lord with Heart and Mind

    Musica Mundana

    Sola Ecclesia: A Rejoinder to Philip Blosser

    This Joyful Eastertide: A Critical Review of The Empty Tomb

  2. Acts 26:24 comes to mind to describe Piper here.

    No church has successfully implemented such a thing, for the simple reason that it is unrealistic and insane. Even the Catholics who tried it and pay it lip service cannot do it. And if such an important topic that has the power to totally and completely change the course of people's lives, was a teaching that seemed to escape Piper for most of his pastoral career until he suddenly "discovered" it, how likely is it that the NT really wishes to enforce something so fundamental with what is apparently obscure since Piper took so long to notice it?