I wanted to point out a Bible study fallacy, and I’m sure none of you do it. There’s a constant push in Logos for people to ask, “What did this mean to 1st Century hearers?”
It’s really a Somekescreen.
They’re asking you to speculate, and deny the power of God’s word. If this was Julius Caesar speaking, it would be a valid question.
But we never seem to ask that question about Cicero, or Julius Caesar, or Agustus Caesar, or Shakespeare, or Hillel, or Pliny the Yonger.
We only ask that question about Jesus Christ.
When Jesus Christ told Nicodemus, “I tell thee, ye must be born again”, what would it mean to a first century hearer?
THE SAME THING IT MEANS TO YOU TODAY!
This is the word of GOD. The Bible says it is unchanging! That it is the same yesterday, today and forever, amen!
So let’s STOP this blatant attempt to deny the power of the word of God.
You may continue your day (already in progress).