Biblical Interpretation Archive

L-I-G-H-T-S To The Word of God

Here are the L-I-G-H-T-S to the Word of God: Literal Interpretation, Illumination by the Holy Spirit, Grammatical Principles, Historical Context, Teaching Ministry, Scriptural Harmony. Principles of biblical interpretation ought to be determined before developing one’s theology, but in practice the reverse is often true. Cultists in particular consistently read their deviant theologies into the biblical […]

Bible Reliability: M-A-P-S to Guide You through Bible Reliability

Use M-A-P-S to guide you through Bible reliability: Manuscripts, Archaeology, Prophecy, Statistics Have you tried to show someone the historical reliability of the Scriptures, and not known where to start? A quick trip to your local well-stocked Christian bookstore likely will overwhelm you. Where among the dozens of impressive, comprehensive reference books should you start? […]

To The Jew First: A Biblical Analysis of the “Two Covenant” Theory of the Atonement

Summary Many Christian and Jewish groups accept a teaching today, first taught by Franz Rosenzweig earlier this century, that there are two separate but equal covenants or ways to God. The New Testament rejects this, asserting that the gospel of Jesus Christ is for all people. The apostle Paul summarized this in his letter to […]

Principles of Biblical Interpretation

Here are the L-I-G-H-T-S to the Word of God: Literal Interpretation, Illumination by the Holy Spirit, Grammatical Principles, Historical Context, Teaching Ministry, Scriptural Harmony. Principles of biblical interpretation ought to be determined before developing one’s theology, but in practice the reverse is often true. Cultists in particular consistently read their deviant theologies into the biblical […]

The Perspicuity of Scripture

The PERSPICUITY OF SCRIPTURE- Introduction Protestants assert that the Bible is the supreme authority in matters of faith and practice. But is the Bible a book which can be clearly understood? And if it is, why are there so many denominations? The PERSPICUITY OF SCRIPTURE- What is perspicuity? When the Protestant Reformers spoke about the […]

Bible Authority: How do we know that the Bible is the Word of God?

THE AUTHORITY OF THE BIBLE- Introduction If I’ve heard it once I’ve probably heard it a 1000 times!  Some Christian comes up to me and says, “The Bible says!!…. So what?!… Who says what the Bible says is true in the first place?” THE AUTHORITY OF THE BIBLE- Because Jesus says so First, we know […]

The Torah: Did Moses Write the Torah?

DID MOSES WRITE THE TORAH—Introduction Authorship of the Pentateuch (the first five books of the Old Testament) has traditionally been attributed to Moses. However for about the past century and a half, the Mosaic authorship has been seriously questioned. Is there good reason for this? DID MOSES WRITE THE TORAH—Reasons to Believe There are many […]

Biblical Archaeology

BIBLICAL ARCHAEOLOGY- Introduction Non-Christians sometimes claim that archaeology disproves the Bible. Christians on the contrary claim that archaeology has proven the bible to be the World of God.  Who’s right? BIBLICAL ARCHAEOLOGY- Reliable The historical reliability of the bible has been dramatically confirmed particularly in this century through archaeological discoveries.  All sorts of details have […]

The Holy Spirit and Interpreting the Bible

The Holy Spirit inspired the Bible, and He also helps us understand it.  But how does He do that?  If the Spirit helps us understand the Bible, does that mean that we don’t need to study the Bible? The Holy Spirit plays an indispensable role in our reading and our interpretation of the bible.  As […]

Bible Translations: Which Bible Translation Is the Best?

ENGLISH BIBLE TRANSLATIONS- Introduction Bible Translations!  It seems that there are hundreds around today!  So how do you choose the right one? ENGLISH BIBLE TRANSLATIONS- Common Sense Well here’s some good news!  To discern which Bible translation is going to be most reliable, all you need is to use some common sense.  To begin with, […]