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Be Biblical - Love the Truth

Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 5:25 pm
by jimbaum
We must train ourselves to ask, "What does the Bible say?" about every issue, instead of "shooting from the hip" and conjuring up opinions from our imaginations.

Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.John 17:17


Scripture interprets scripture.

What are useful rules of Bible interpretation - hermeneutics?

Hermeneutics

Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2006 7:45 pm
by jimbaum
The following are from an article titled: "Hermeneutics--Principles of Interpretation" by Leland M. Haines on a Mennonite web site.

http://www.bibleteachings.org/interpretation.html

1. THE GRAMMATICAL--HISTORICAL PRINCIPLE

2. A WRITING HAS BUT ONE MEANING. [I disagree with this, many writings have more than one meaning, for example, "God will provide the lamb".]

3. THE PLAN, PURPOSE, AND CONTEXT

4. THE MEANINGS OF WORDS

5. FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE

6. SCRIPTURE MAY HELP TO INTERPRET SCRIPTURE.

7. THE TWO MAJOR DIVISIONS

Metaphors, Types, and Foreshadowings

Posted: Tue May 22, 2007 4:54 am
by jimbaum
There are many things in scripture that have more than one meaning!

There many things that are metaphors, types, and foreshadowings.

Jim

Posted: Tue May 22, 2007 4:57 am
by jimbaum
Please see a new booklet by Steve Phillips: Truth - Rightly Divided (192 kb pdf)