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Interpretation of 1 Chron 12:32.. Jews & Greeks

Discussion in 'Baptist Theology & Bible Study' started by evangelist6589, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. evangelist6589

    evangelist6589 Well-Known Member

    Nov 22, 2010
    1 Chron 12:32 (NIV) men of Issachar, who understood the times and knew what Israel should do—200 chiefs, with all their relatives under their command;

    1 Chron 12:32 (ESV) Of Issachar, men who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do, 200 chiefs, and all their kinsmen under their command.

    Yesterday I was chatting with someone on FB. This person claims to be a Christian, and I do not know if she said this in ignorance, but she basically gave me a Pantheist view of God. After she said that I wanted to give her the good person test,but I knew she would have cut the chat as she would think I was trying to preach at her and so I attempted a more apologetic/pre-evangelism approach. Reading a book by a certain apologist, he claims that in todays culture we cant treat Gentiles without a biblical foundation like they are Jews, and we must use pre-evangelism, before we use the Bible. The Apostles did open air preaching, because their culture had a biblical foundation. Today's culture does not. Geisler uses the verse above to defend his view, and he may have a point.

    While I am WOTM preferred, there are some contexts where we MUST have a different approach to people without a biblical foundation and that is the majority of people in todays culture. What do you say? Ken Ham also said something like this once. He said we cant evangelize postmodernists, and people in our culture like they are Jews. We must use a different approach because unlike the Jews of Jesus's day, unlike the people whom lived during the days of George Whitefield, and such whom had a biblical foundation, the people of today do not.

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  2. Brother Jeremy Slone

    Jun 23, 2006
    John 8:47 He that is of God heareth God's words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God. I don't think it matters whether they were jews of the time of Jesus or Gentiles of our day the word of God endureth forever. The problem was the same then as it is now. 1 Corinthians 2:14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. We must not leave the word of God 2 Timothy 3:16-17 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works. If one is not of God they will not hear God's word.
  3. Deacon

    Deacon Well-Known Member

    Aug 23, 2002
    Pardon me but how do you get any notion regarding how to preach from 1 Chron 12:32?