Friday, December 09, 2011

About Those Gates of Hell

Heard any great sermons on this verse?


I also say to you that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My church; and the gates of Hades will not overpower it. (Matt 16:18, NASB)


I have, several times, inspiring ones!  I love the verse.  I love the image of the church marching against hell and crushing it.  


So I eagerly read Kevin DeYoung's short article about this verse.  First I got mad.  Then I read it again, and took a more sober view.  This was a very helpful exercise for me in re-thinking my critical Bible analysis approach.  


I recommend the article to you, dear teachers, for the same reasons -- let's be careful in our interpretation of Scripture and use Scripture as our primary guide to interpreting Scripture.  



3 comments:

John Peter said...

Hi! Have you read the Homily on this topic by St. Augustine?

Glenn said...

John, I have not -- can you point me to a reference?

John Peter said...

Hi! Sorry, the homily is by Chrysostom not Augustine:

http://www.newadvent.org/fathers/200154.htm