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Notes

1. This story was told at an Adventist Theological Society meeting in 1994, by the late Dr. Gerhard F. Hasel, shortly before his untimely death in an automobile collision.

2. See Robert Thornton, Lexicon of Intentionally Ambiguous Recommendations (New York, N.Y.: Simon & Schuster, 1988). Fortunately, this book, whose acronym spells "L.I.A.R.," is no longer in print.

3. Unless otherwise indicated, all Scripture passages are taken from the New King James Version.

4. Norman L. Geisler and Paul D. Feinberg, Introduction to Philosophy: A Christian Perspective (Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Book House, 1980), p. 417.

5. See Geisler and Feinberg, p. 425; Norman L. Geisler, The Christian Ethic of Love (Grand Rapids, Mich.: Zondervan Publishing House, 1973), p. 75; idem, Ethics: Alternatives and Issues (Grand Rapids, Mich.: Zondervan Publishing House, 1971), p. 136; idem, "In Defense of Hierarchical Ethics," Trinity Journal 4 (September 1975): 87. For a comprehensive response to these theories see Ronald A. G. du Preez, "A Critical Study of Norman L. Geisler's Ethical Hierarchicalism" (Th.D. dissertation, University of South Africa, 1997), available at the James White Library, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan.

6. Compare Gen 19:37, Ruth 1:4, 4:13-22, and Matt 1:5, 16.

7. Walter C. Kaiser, Jr., Hard Sayings of the Old Testament (Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity Press, 1988), p. 97. 

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