Biblical Interpretation: What’s The Point?

  Proper biblical interpretation requires two steps: 1) discovering WGO? (what’s going on?), 2) discerning WTP? (what’s the point?). WTP (what’s the point)? = What timeless, universal principles of wisdom are established based on WGO (what’s going on)?   Many preachers today discount (or outright reject) the need to discover WTP? believing it to be […]

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Biblical Interpretation: What’s Going On? – Part 4

The goal of all biblical interpretation is to discover the timeless, moral principle being established (“What’s the point?” [WTP]). The reason every Christian should be striving to do this is because this is how we grow in our relationship with God. We do it by discovering Who He is through the principles He has established […]

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Biblical Interpretation: What’s Going On? – Part 2

  The goal of all biblical interpretation is to discover the timeless, moral principle being established (“What’s the point?”) (1Co 9:7-11). To do that, however, requires we (first) determine the context (“What’s going on?”). The following represents what must be among our most basic considerations: Who was the original audience? (it’s not you or me) […]

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Biblical Interpretation: What’s Going On? – Part 1

The goal of all biblical interpretation is to discover the timeless, moral principle being established (“What’s the point?”) (1Co 9:7-11). To do that, however, first requires we determine the context (“What’s going on?”). The following represents what must be among our most basic considerations: Who was the original audience? (For example) 1.1. The word, “you” […]

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(Biblical) Myth Busters: God’s Word and Interpretation – Part 2

(biblical) MYTH BUSTERS “Debunking the biblical myths believed by the big dummies of this world” The Scriptures are simple enough that a child can understand them (I don’t need qualified and trained pastors). When addressing that issue, the Scripture themselves bear witness to their difficulty on more than one occasion (2Pe 3:15-16; Luk 8:9-10; Act […]

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(Biblical) Myth Busters: God’s Word and Interpretation

“Debunking the biblical myths believed by the big dummies of this world” The Scriptures are simple enough that a child can understand them (I don’t need qualified and trained pastors). The passage normally referred to by those making such claims is (Mark 10:15//The dummies’ interp. = The Scriptures are so simple that they can be […]

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