This blog gains its name from the book Steele's Answers published in 1912. It began as an effort to blog through that book, posting each of the Questions and Answers in the book in the order in which they appeared. I began the project on Dec. 10, 2011. I completed it on July 11, 2015. Along the way, I began to also post snippets from Dr. Steele's other writings — and from some other holiness writers of his times. I still do that every once in a while.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

When Shall We Shall Know Fully?

QUESTION: In 1 Cor. 13:9 what time is referred to in the clause, "When that which is perfect is come," and verse 12, "Then shall I know fully?"

ANSWER: After the believer's death. The exegetes all concur in this opinion, though there is no mention of death in this magnificent encomium of what Prof. Drummond styles "the greatest thing in the world." A very good man has written a book in proof of the idea that the perfection spoken of is that of perfect love and that the "then" in verse 12 is when this grace is experienced.

Steele's Answers p. 63.

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