Thursday, May 13, 2010

As I have been studying

As I have been studying I have read many commentators that come down really hard on the Apostle Paul in this passage from Acts 16.16-18. Here, Paul casts a tormenting demon out of a "slave-girl". She then becomes unprofitable for the business men that were making money off of her. Essentially they were her pimps. The criticism comes in when the commentators do not think it is right that Paul did not set her free from slavery. I am not sure if I want to be that critical of Paul ----- while at the same time I can understand why it is frustrating to see the Apostle not take the next step. I was going to see what you all think. In this situation, is casting out the demon enough?

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