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I love knowing the whole story

April 16, 2009

“I have found helpful an analogy with a detective novel. A detective novel is filled with hints and clues pointing to the one who committed the crime. In a well-written example of this genre, however, readers will not be sure who the culprit is until it is revealed by the expert sleuth at the end. However, if one were to go back to read the beginning again, it would be with a fuller understanding. All the clues and hints would make more sense in the light of the knowledge of the end. One could never read the beginning of the story quite the same, and this holds true for the Christian reader of the Old Testament, who now knows the surprising end of the story.”

-Tremper Longman, “The Case for Spiritual Continuity,” from Show Them No Mercy, 184

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  1. April 16, 2009 5:23 pm

    Hey, brother, wondering what you’re thinking about your Gamecocks after spring practice? Keep putting out the Gospel!

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