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Praying in the Spirit: Consensus on First Corinthians 13 by Non-Pentecostal Scholars

This chart is from part 2 of the sixth chapter of the Praying in the Spirit Series.

Robert W. Graves wrote Praying in the Spirit (Chosen Books) in 1987.

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First Corinthians 13—Consensus on Non-Pentecostal Scholars The following non-Pentecostal/charismatic commentators view “the perfect thing” (verse 10) as yet to come; an asterisk indicates that they take the “now” of verse 13 to mean that faith and hope are eternal (the absence of the asterisk may simply mean that they did not comment either way):

 

Abingdon Bible Commentary*

Alford*

Barnes*

Barrett*

Beacon Bible Commentary

Biblical Illustrator

Blair

Bratcher

Broadman Bible Commentary*

Bruce*

Burdick

Calvin

Cambridge*

Clarke*

Commentary on the Holy Bible*

Conzelmann*

Cook*

Critical and Experimental Commentary*

Edgar

Edwards*

Erdman

Expositions of the Bible*

Expositions of the Scriptures*

Expositor’s Bible (Dos and Findlay)*

Fife

Gaebelein/Mare*

Gaffin

Gangel

Gardiner

Goodbey

Godet*

Goudge*

Grosheide*

Henry

Hitt

Hodge*

Hoekema

Homiletic Commentary

Interpreter’s Bible

Ironside

Jamieson/Fausset/Brown*

Ladd

Lange

Lenski*

Lindsey

Luck

Lutheran Commentary*

MacArthur

Marston

McPheeters

Meyer*

Moffatt*

Morris*

Mueller*

New Bible Commentary*

People’s Bible

Redpath*

Robertson/Plummer*

Scott*

Shank

Simeon

Smith, C. R.

Stanley*

Thayer

Thom*

Vander Lugt

Walvoord*

Weiss

Wesley

Worrell

Wycliffe Bible Commentary*

Copyright © 1987 Robert Graves

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Category: Spirit, Summer 2000

About the Author: Robert W. Graves, M. A. (Literary Studies, Georgia State University), is the co-founder and president of The Foundation for Pentecostal Scholarship, Inc., a non-profit organization supporting Pentecostal scholarship through research grants. He is a Christian educator and a former faculty member of Southwestern Assemblies of God College in Waxahachie, Texas, and Kennesaw State University (adjunct). He edited and contributed to Strangers to Fire: When Tradition Trumps Scripture and is the author of Increasing Your Theological Vocabulary, Praying in the Spirit (1987 and Second Edition, 2017) and The Gospel According to Angels (Chosen Books, 1998).

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