Christ, Tomb, New Testament, Biblical Studies
As we study the second half of the New Testament, it becomes evident very quickly that the early Church struggled with doctrinal drift. One of the central responsibilities of having a Church with apostles and prophets, we learn in Ephesians, is so “that we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive” (Ephesians 4:14). Therefore, most of Paul’s epistles were written to combat this doctrinal drift. But what happens when the people no longer listen to the Apostles? Paul warned the Saints to avoid those who teach different doctrines.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Strathearn, Gaye, "SŌma SĒma: The Influence of “The Body is a Tomb” in Early Christi an Debates and the New Testament" (2010). Faculty Publications. 3513.