HOW AND WHY ONE WRITES, MINISTERS, PREACHES, TEACHES, SINGS, OR DOES ANYTHING FOR THE KING AND THE KINGDOM, might be expressed in this book review:
This review is about: Church and the Tribulation: A Biblical Examination of Posttribulationism (Paperback)
I agree with the author’s point of view (at least I THINK I DO. I did not get through the entire book. I had to put it down). The author is well versed. I heartily disagree with his intentional employment of words and phrases that obviously are meant to target the book to theological intellectuals, and/or impress the readers with Robert Gundry’s intellect and vocabulary. Robert Gundry obviously is brilliant and appears to honor and respect the word of God. But the whole point of the word of God is to minister to people, for their edification and information, and for the glory of God. If that is the case, then one must wonder about the rhyme or reason of someone intentionally using difficult, uncommon and oft-times unnecessary uber-intellectual words to explain something way more explainable in more easily understood language. If the purpose of the writing is to impress others with the author’s vocabulary, then this is a fantastic book. If the purpose of the writing is to minister and explain and clarify biblical writings, then this book fails and suddenly the author presents himself as intentionally writing for other theologians only, excluding all others. That is disappointing, and sad. I would humbly suggest Mr. Gundry goes back and writes another version of the book, for mere mortals to read and understand. In doing that, somehow I think he’d be more in line with Rabbi Paul, who wrote and said all scripture was intended for all people all the time, and purposely wrote with the pen and heart of a minister rather than the pen and head of a theological intellectual out to impress other theological intellectuals. If the Kingdom of God is truly the Kingdom of God, what is anyone doing writing like this? The ministry of Jesus was and is to take the story and plan of God to the people, is it not?