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Who Said That?

"But the precepts in what you call your Gospel are so marvelous and great that I don't think that anyone could possibly keep them.  For I took the trouble to read them.  But this is what surprises us most, that you who claim to be pious and believe yourselves to be different from the others do not segregate yourselves from them, nor do you observe a manner of life different from that of the Gentiles, for you do not keep the feasts or sabbaths, nor do you practice the rite of circumcision.  You place your hope in a crucified man, and still expect to receive favors from God when you disregard His commandments."

You know the drill. Leave your guesses in the comments section.  Please, no google searches or cheating.

Answers are posted the week following.  To check out prior editions (or find the source of the quote) click on the "who said that" link.

Reader Comments (16)

Maimonedies?? I know the spelling is suspect
December 7, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterwayne
Trypho the Jew in Justin Martyr's "Dialogue with Trypho".
December 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer
December 8, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTodd
December 8, 2008 | Unregistered Commenteraaron
December 8, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTim
I've heard of Trypho, but not Tyrpho.
December 8, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAlberto
Sounds Jewish, so Trypho is a good guess. But could also be the Talmud, or even a Hadith from the earliest years of Islam.
December 8, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCoyle
Happened to have read that last week - Trypho.
December 8, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRick
Brian McLaren?

I know it's not but it wouldn't be Who Said That? without his name cropping up somewhere.
December 9, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPhil B
Joel Osteen? No, but how about Dominic Crossen? No, but how about Rich Warren?

Ok, I really guess Trypho, but I figure these names needed to be added as well, or the Who Said That? would not be complete.
December 9, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJim Vellenga
December 9, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCharles S
A Jew but that's easy; the name must be what others have guessed - Trypho. Probably in his exchange with Justin Martyr. It is striking how perfectly these statements encompass what Paul contended with in the letter to the Galatians.
December 9, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPatrick
twipo, the veggie-tales character
December 9, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJason
That sentence was far to complex for Twippo. :)
December 11, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTimothy
I don't know who said it but I wish today's critics of Christianity could so accurately identify where we place our trust by observing us. Unfortunately, we give them way too much ammunition and not enough Gospel.
December 11, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterConfessional Mom
Scott Clark must be oblivious to the deadly serious nature of this competition; he just recently posted a link to a document which has the answer in it. ;-)

It was Justin Martyr, in the voice of Trypho.
December 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPhilip Walker

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