In this session, Dr. Nunnally focuses on Paul’s “bright light” experience on the road to Damascus. The contextual understanding of where Paul was when his encounter took place, outside the national boundaries of Israel, lends to a significant implication to the wider plan that was being put into motion by the Heavenly Father.
This session picks up with the previous conversation about how Christians are to behave, and to avoid repaying “evil for evil.” Expanding the subject, Dr. Nunnally provides a snapshot of the differences between the original Hebrew text, and the Greek translation of that text, known as the Septuagint. Paul tends to amplify his letters based on the Septuagint. Why? It’s an open question. After a brief discussion, we turn our attentions to Romans 13.
In this session we take up the challenge of Christian living. Our culture is no longer unified by by the social consensus that defined the 1950s. Modern society is fractured by many — often competitive — points-of view. In this respect, our world closely resembles the world at the time of the first Christian communities. This explains why Paul’s words to the believers in his day hold special significance to the modern church.