This contrast between Paul and our day is not so much a criticism as it is a plea for all in ministry that seek help from the Holy Spirit to be more effective in our mission by presenting the gospel and truth in the frame-work of God’s “Big Picture”. No one element of truth is ever a disconnection from all the rest. God’s truth is ONE! The more we see this the more we will realize there are no contradictions in Scripture, no matter what its critics may say. The more we give others God’s “Big Picture”, the more they will see His eternal plan for themselves and the church.
See also Luke 24:27, “Beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, He interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself.”