Paul's Strategy Of Reasoning With The Athenians

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This basic feature of the Christian message brings the growing sense of unease within some in Paul’s audience (Fernando, p. 476). However, Paul’s strategy of reasoning with the Athenians is instructive of the gospel message. His message does not contain direct quotations or appeals to the Old Testament (Fernando, p. 476). However, such appeals would have meant nothing to his audience, who did not accept the authority of the Scriptures. But, the message was thoroughly scriptural (Fernando, p. 476). Paul uncovers the Athenians’ admitted need for the knowledge of the one true God.

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