Introduction to Biblical Interpretation – Review

Introduction to Biblical Interpretation

Many years ago, a couple of Roman Catholic ladies came to my parents’ door. They asked me if I knew the reason for most of the problems in the world. Their answer? “Too many people […]

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Reading the Bible in Context

I believe that a lot of our problems and misunderstandings about the Bible and Christianity would be solved if we read Bible passages in context. I love it when Greg Koukl reminds us to “never […]

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5 Questions to Ask When Reading the Bible

Bible

Bible reading is good. Responsible Bible reading is better. It is not enough to just randomly open a Bible and put your finger down on a verse. There are some good practices that people can […]

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Kevin Vanhoozer on Protestant Interpretive Anarchy

Apologetics and Theology

Kevin Vanhoozer is a theologian that I greatly respect. In this helpful video, he addresses some of the criticisms that people have brought against protestantism due to differences in biblical interpretation.

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30 Day Apologetics Challenge: Day 21

Apologetics and Theology

Study Hermeneutics If I had to choose the number one need within the church, I would say that it is knowledge of the Bible. If I had to choose number two, it would be the […]

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Does Revelation 3:10-11 Teach the Rapture?

Rapture

I came across an internet meme with the following message, “The Rapture in the Book of Revelation: Revelation 3:10,11.” Does this passage really teach the rapture? “Because you have kept my word about patient endurance, […]

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7 Things to Remember When Reading the Bible

Bible

Many years ago, I had a couple of Roman Catholic ladies come to my door. They went on to explain to me that the problem with the world today was that too many people read […]

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Stealing Girls and Biblical Interpretation

Apologetics and Theology

One of the most important skills that a Christian can develop is biblical interpretation. Judges is a book that gives us plenty of opportunities to grow our skills in biblical interpretation. Judges 21 is just […]

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3 Things for Pastors to Teach About the Bible

Leadership and Ministry

Christians need to learn the Bible It is well known that the average person in the pew no longer has a good grasp of the Bible. Yes there are a few exceptions in certain families […]

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What is a Bible Promise?

Apologetics and Theology

I frequently hear people say that the Bible promises this or the Bible promises that. But what does that mean? Is it as simple as saying that anything the Bible says must be a promise […]

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7 Keys to Biblical Interpretation

Apologetics and Theology

Biblical interpretation is one of the most important skills for a Christian. This is something not just for a pastor or a professor. The Christian who reads five verses before bed needs to know how […]

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The Other Key to Interpreting the Book of Revelation

Apologetics and Theology

Previously, I wrote on the key to interpreting the Book of Revelation. The point I was trying to make was that we need to interpret Revelation within its genre, which is apocalyptic literature. We should […]

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The Key to Interpreting the Book of Revelation

Apologetics and Theology

Revelation is the most misinterpreted book in the entire Bible. The reason for this is very simple. The problem is the starting point. Many people begin their interpretation of Revelation with their newspaper or television. […]

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What Does “Unequally Yoked” Mean?

Apologetics and Theology

We should interpret the Bible by what we read. However, 2 Corinthians 6:14-18 is an example of a passage that others have interpreted for us before we ever read open the Bible. “Do not be […]

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Protestant Biblical Interpretation

Apologetics and Theology

I truly believe that good biblical interpretation is one of the greatest needs within the Church. Hermeneutical errors have been responsible for heresies from the beginning. Thankfully there are some good principles that can help […]

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How to Read the Bible For All It’s Worth

Apologetics and Theology

I have a lot of books in my library. Many of them I have not read yet. I have read Gordon Fee and Douglas Stuart’s How to Read the Bible For All It’s Worth three […]

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What You Need to Know About the Bible

Apologetics and Theology

If you can understand this one thing, you will avoid many of the problems that Christians encounter. Are your ready? This is very important. The Bible was not inspired as a western twenty-first century document […]

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What is the Problem With Micah 6:8?

“He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” (Micah 6:8 ESV) […]

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I Believe This, You Believe That

I have heard a number of times that one of the case-breakers for Christianity is the multiple interpretations of the Bible. If you bring together a dozen Christians, representative of the Church, you will find […]

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Reading the Bible Literally

One of the issues that comes up often concerns how literal to read the Bible.  Often times our view of interpretation is defined by our attitude toward inspiration.  Some liberals take the Bible as just […]

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