Originally posted by @bigdoggproblem
Paul wrote about 13 books of the 27 New Testament books.
He had a lot of revelation from God.
Paul said that "we"
know in part.
" ... now we know in part..." (See 1 Cor. 13:12)
must include himself as an apostle of Christ and other apostles.
He says "we"
prophesy in part too.
"For we know in part, and we prophesy in part;" (v.9)
Paul speaks of the arrival someday of the complete discloser of God.
"But when that which is complete comes, that which is in part will be rendered useless." (v.10)
Interpretation is not useless now.
But our interpretations are in part and will one day be rendered useless in the presence of God's full revelation.
He speaks of love
being of the utmost importance even in our attempts to explain the mysteries of the Gospel. And if we are without the divine love in our intepretations, we are spiritually immature.
"When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I thought as a child, I reasoned as a child; since I have become a man, I have done away with childish things." (v11)
The Christians explanation should be tempered with love for God and for men. Divine love is greatest.
"For now we see in a mirror obscurely; but at that time face to face;
now I know in part, but at that time I will fully know even as also I was fully known.
Now there abide faith, hope, love, these three; and the greatest of these is love." (vs.11-13)