When you are going to read your Bible, put yourself in that time of the scene
of the story that you are reading.
but it doesn't work that way
according to Paul
(Hint he lived at that time and wrote most of the NT)
Scripture was written for One (1) Generation
That Generation to come
the Generation upon whom the end of the world comes upon
That generation that will declare all the glories of the Father
and the Pioneers of the SDA were not
only the "Scholars" that are trying to One - Up
and puff themselves up use that excuse
"put yourself in that time of the scene"
only those that are all "Puffed - Up" in their own fleshly minds
use that as an excuse
ya see if they can convince you that they, and only they can understand and explain
ya see they like the 12 Christ called
all had all the decrees of Divinity
how many letters did Peter have after his name form all the
"Schools of the Greeks"
or trained , taught by the Priest of Babylon