The straw man fallacy occurs in the following pattern of argument:
*Person 1 has position X.
*Person 2 disregards certain key points of X and instead presents the superficially similar position Y.
The position Y is a distorted version of X.
*Person 2 attacks position Y, concluding that X is false/incorrect/flawed.
RS picks up a line from JP's book without context, attack it vigorously, declares it as flawed and amazingly PAL holds it up, see... sigh.
Come on... the Bereans "listened eagarly to Paul" directly, not 2nd hand distorted messages.
May the Holy Spirit help us to discern truth from error.
so as to instruct him?”