Principles of Bible study and 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.
Bible Interpretation Posts:
- A Disputation On Holy Scripture
- The Question Of Hermeneutics
- Word List for the King James Bible
- Hermeneutics – Principles Of Bible Study
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>