Read 2 Timothy 2:14-15 … How we find authority, or to what reasons we appeal to establish authority for our actions from the Scriptures makes a difference. The more a person learns about how to understand the Bible, the more even the simplest decisions can take on a consideration of multiple factors. Of course, the … Continue reading Rightly Dividing the Word
Read 2 Timothy 3:14-17 … It seems like such a simple idea. Ask a question and then go to the Scriptures to find the answer, and yet for so many it seems like the whole process of using the Bible to answer a theological question (any “–ological” question really) is loaded with personal baggage. One … Continue reading What Does the Bible Say?
Read Numbers 13:30-14:4 … Joseph seems to have come up several times in the past week, so a few words about how the story might help in understanding a difference in literary genres could be beneficial. Beginning at Genesis 37 one finds Joseph, the dreamer, coming back from being with his brothers in the fields … Continue reading A “Bad Report”
Read John 5:24-30 … Recently this quote came to my attention in a book that seeks to describe five different ways that people use when approaching the Scriptures, to discern the meaning therein, and find application for their own life and times. One of the authors was speaking from a grammatico-historical interpretative method which, as … Continue reading A High View
From those that deny that the Scriptures are the sole source of authority to those that stand on the principle of sola scriptura for all their doctrine and practice, everyone that seeks to live a life acceptable to God must account for themselves against the Scriptural record in some fashion. In the study Ascertaining Bible … Continue reading Ascertaining Bible Authority
The Uses of Scripture in Recent Theology may not be for the casual reader in the Church, but David H. Kelsey has produced an examination of how Scripture is used as authority for theological propositions that deserves to be read by those that engage the Holy Writ in exegesis, didactic, and apologetic endeavors. All Christians, … Continue reading The Uses of Scripture in Recent Theology