Background Matters

Exactly right. Though I wish he had chosen a different example. The context of "Who do men say that I am" offers important depth and breadth to understanding the conversation, but it doesn't affect our understanding of the passage's meaning. But there are numerous other examples (such as "Women should remain silent in the churches") that cannot be properly understood without some understanding of the context. Still, the video offers a critical teaching.

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