Can you order "a sandwitch in greek"?

“If you can’t order a sandwitch in greek, your just going of of man’s wisdom written in a lexicon”.

Theological discussions on facebook can be both a blessing and a curse. I’ve had the privilege of getting to know some wonderful brothers in the Lord. I also get a chance to engage with those who oppose all that is reformed, and sometimes those conversations can be down right humorous. The conversation above is an example of the latter. Informing a non-reformed facebook acquaintance about the Greek in John 12:32 (and the fact that the drawing here literally means to drag)- he proceeded to ask me whether I can order a “sandwitch in greek”. Now, I am no expert in Koine Greek (how many of us can say that we are). I do, though, make use of the resources that the Lord in His providence has given, and Greek Lexicon’s are such a gift.

The New Testament was written in Greek not English (sorry for the disappointing news). It is our duty, to go back to the original language, and deal with the text. The person above sees no need to go back to the original. Ultimately, in his mind, they are just the words of men. And remember, if you can’t order a “sandwitch in greek”, you are just going off of man’s wisdom. 


About lalvin1517

I'm married with two children and pastor McCall Baptist Church in McCall, Idaho.
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3 Responses to Can you order "a sandwitch in greek"?

  1. Andrew says:

    I don't really see how this post is edifying to the body of Christ is any way. You're basically making fun of someone, which comes across as immature. If you really wanted to make the point about the importance of the original languages, was there not a better way to do so?

  2. Awretchsaved says:

    Sorry you feel that way, Andrew. Just some light humor.

    But to answer your question, yes, there are “better” ways.

  3. Andrew says:

    Light humor is fine. I really do enjoy it. But light humor at someone else's expense is where we should draw the line.

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