Sunday, April 18, 2010
Carnality is bass-ackwards, 2Tim3:7
Ever since 2Tim2:26, where Paul hopes that the carnal will awaken from their satan-drunk stupor, he's been harping on the bad effects of not using 1John1:9. So what better rhetorical trick can he pull, than to make the last clause of 2Tim3:7 -- run BACKWARDS? Look at the red:
πavtote mavΘavovta kai mEδeπote eis eπiyvwσin alEΘeias elΘeiv δuvameva.
( E=eta, l=lambda.)
Is that clever, or what? I wonder how many other verses play games like this? Notice how translations all strip this out. But look how easy to fix: "always learning, but never into knowledge of the truth come to able." Even in English, you'd get it. Spastic function of the spiritual life absent 1John1:9, DEMONSTRATED via the words being in backwards order!