Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Who will rescue me from this body of death?

Paul writes this in Romans 7:24.

Clearly, Paul knew what happened to corpses and he wanted out of there.

The verse is very troubling for Christian apologists.

The Bishop of Durham, NT Wright, wants to believe that it was Gnostiscs who wanted to be rescued from their bodies and not early Christians like Paul.

Accoridngly, Wright can write a 700-plus page book on early Christian beliefs on tbe resurrection, and never once quote that verse. At least, I can't find any such quote.

Even more amazingly, NT Wright wrote a commentary on Romans chapters 1-8, and when he comes to deal with this verse, he quotes it in his commentary (page 132) as Paul saying 'Who is going to rescue me?'

Can anybody think of one reason why a believer in corpses-rising-from-graves like Wright, would edit out 'this body of death', frm his quote of 'Who will rescue me from this body of death?'