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By Raymond F. Collins

What mild does the hot testomony shed at the perform of celibacy for the sake of the dominion? In his most up-to-date paintings, well known Scripture pupil Raymond F. Collins turns his awareness to the query, which, after all, has very important implications for the church in our personal day. although the answer's now not an easy one, and it doesn't inevitably translate immediately into transparent modern ecclesial coverage, it nonetheless serves as an incredible beginning for discussion.

Collins supplies cautious attention of the method for use in impending the query and to special facets of the sociocultural context of first-century Palestine, during which the recent testomony took shape. He then explores what Jesus acknowledged to the disciples, a number of disciples' personal statuses as married males, and Paul's instructing and private instance on marriage.

Raymond Collins has served the church via his considerate and scholarly exegetical paintings for many years. This newest paintings of his will lengthy rely between his best.

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