Paradox

A paradox is a figure of speech, a play on words.It is a form of statement that seems to unite two opposite ideas, or to deny something by very terms in which it is asserted.” (J.I. Packer, Evangelism & The Sovereignty of God, pg 19)

Example: “sorrowful, yet always rejoicing … having nothing, yet possessing all things” (2 Cor 6:10)

Example: “when I am weak, then I am strong” (2 Cor 12:10)

Paradoxes in the bible are always dispensable and comprehensible. They are understandable and resolvable. As such, they are not an antinomy.

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