Note: This article was originally posted on October 20, 2005.
The point of this article is to express how I differ strongly from the godly, English forefather, G. Campbell Morgan in the interpretation of Acts 21:17-26. The applications of this New Testament story are far-reaching into the 21st century over how we ought to relate to one another in the body of Christ. But I find this window to early church life still a point of tension today in 2005. First, let me say. I do not even begin to set myself on equal plane with Morgan, a servant of Christ, who a century ago greatly defended the integrity of Scripture against the deceitful attacks of “Modernism.” G. Campbell Morgan formed embankments, made strong the battlements; he held his sword
faithfully. I would be happy to possess just a portion of his character, forged in the fires of combat. But like Luther of long ago, I think he missed the connecting harmony and warmhearted brotherhood sought by James and Paul.