January 23, 2021

The Council

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3 Simple Rules for Biblical Hermeneutics

3 Simple Rules for Biblical Hermeneutics 

  1. Context,Context,Context : When deriving the meaning of scripture, we must start with the local context that it is being used in, check the surrounding verses first and expand if needs be. Move out to consider the whole chapter, the whole book, other books by the author, and even the whole of scripture if necessary, because…
  2. Scripture can not contradict scripture. If your interpretation of scripture contradicts scripture elsewhere, you have an improper interpretation of scripture. Scripture is divinely inspired and infallible, it can’t contradict itself. In order to combat this, you should…
  3. Always apply exegesis to the text when interpreting scripture. We want to read out the meaning and not to read in to the meaning of the text. We ask who wrote it, who was it written to, what was it written for, when was it written and what genre(s) does it contain.