With ACU’s Summit going on this weekend, I probably won’t be able to write much the next few days. We’ll see.
My friend Don Neyland wrote a response to my post last week about Paul and citizenship. He chose to not participate here, so I’ll refrain from analyzing his arguments here. He did show me, however, that I failed to make clear the biggest point I wanted to make.
I was talking about using Paul as an example or an excuse when it comes to claiming citizenship. I mentioned how we’ve made a mountain out of that biblical molehill, but I obviously didn’t explain that thought well. Paul using his citizenship in two instances is mentioned in passing by Luke. It shouldn’t be an example of anything, one way or the other. It’s not the point of the story, it’s not elaborated on and it’s not referred to anywhere else.
If we were to use it as an actual example… my post stands. Since people tend to insert lots of meaning in between the lines, I have to feel that they aren’t seeking an example, they’re seeking an excuse.
That’s the point I wanted to make. Sorry to have been unclear before.