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Bible Interpretation

Principles Of Bible Study And Bible Interpretation

There is a right and a wrong way to interpret scripture. If we interpret everything in the Bible literally we will end up with many wrong interpretations. The context matters along with how a word is used elsewhere in scripture. Also, our interpretation of a passage must be in harmony with what the rest of the Bible has to say about the subject at hand. Nowhere is this more important than with major Bible doctrines such as those pertaining to Predestination, Election, God’s sovereignty and man’s depravity. The theological term for the theory and methodology of Bible interpretation is called “hermeneutics”. Christians who understand the importance of studying and searching the Scriptures like the Bereans of Acts 17:11, will be very interested in the subject of proper Bible interpretation. Also, Christians who want to find out if their pastor or favorite Bible teacher is on target or off base, will be very anxious to do their own studies of the Scriptures, using proper Biblical hermeneutics.

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Christ Died For The Ungodly

by Horatius Bonar

The divine testimony concerning man is, that he is a sinner. God bears witness against him, not for him; and testifies that "there is none righteous, no, not one"; that there is "none that doeth good"; none "that understandeth"; none that even seeks after God, and, still more, none that loves Him (Psa. 14:1-3; Rom. 3:10-12). God speaks of man kindly, but severely; as one yearning over a lost child, yet as one who will make no terms with sin, and will "by no means clear the guilty." <continued>