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Straight Answers to Crooked Questions - by Michael Phillips
1 Corinthians - Part 17
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1 Corinthians 15:35-49
Oct 07, 2012 am - There's no such thing as a stupid question. If you don't understand what the teacher means by 'common denominator', ask him. If you don't know what the coach means by 'line of scrimmage', ask him. If you don't know what the pastor means by 'sanctification', ask him. Bad teachers resent elementary questions because they interrupt their work. Good teaches appreciate them because they view them as their work. There is no such thing as a stupid question. But, if there's no such thing as a stupid question, there is such a thing as a crooked question, a question designed, not to clarify the truth but to obscure it. This is what we have in 1 Corinthians 15:35, two crooked questions. If honest men had asked them, Paul would have given them a patient and generous answer. He doesn't do that, however, because he knows they're not. Both the questions and the men who ask them are crooked. Paul knows they are and he gives them the answer they deserve. He calls them fools, not because they lack knowledge, but because they're refusing to live up to the knowledge they have. From the first day he arrived in Corinth he preached the Resurrection and for months he explained it in detail, fielded ... More >>>

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