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Biblical Interpretation

Necessary Qualifications for the Biblical Interpreter

Spiritual truth can only be fully comprehended when the Holy Spirit illuminates a person’s mind. Spiritual regeneration is necessary in order to understand properly and apply Scripture. The Bible is a sacred book and is discerned best by those who... Continue Reading →

Hermeneutics [Biblical Interpretation] Explained

There are dozens upon dozens of books on how to interpret the Word of God. The intention of these authors is that they might aid the Christian in getting at the correct interpretation of the Bible. Hermeneutics comes from the... Continue Reading →

The Holy Spirit in the First Century and Today

Acts 4:31 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 31 And when they had prayed, the place in which they were gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak the word of God with boldness.... Continue Reading →

The Spirit and Christians

It has been aptly and truthfully said, “No importance can be attached to a religion that is not begun, carried on and completed by the Spirit of God.” That the Christian is led, guided and strengthened by the Spirit cannot... Continue Reading →

The Work of the Holy Spirit

Before we begin unraveling one of the touchiest topics in religious circles, it might be best if we borrow the story from Dr. Robert Stein’s book, A Basic Guide to Interpreting the Bible (pp. 11-13): Tuesday night arrived. Dan and Charlene... Continue Reading →

Why Is Hermeneutics Important?

By Kieran Beville Let’s just remind ourselves of the meaning of hermeneutics. The word “hermeneutics” is derived from the Greek word ἑρμηνεύω (hermeneuō) which means to translate or interpret. It is derived from Greek mythology which gives an account of... Continue Reading →

How Does God Speak to Us Today?

Setting any possible emotionalism[1] aside, we must ask ourselves if God is truly real to us. Can we say that God is our friend? James tells us, “‘Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness,’[2] and he... Continue Reading →

Interpreting New Testament Writers Use of the Old Testament

Isaiah 7:14 (ASV, ESV, NASB, HCSB, NIV, LEB)[1] 14 Behold, the virgin [ha almah] shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. The Virgin and Immanuel After the 1952 RSV rendering of “young woman,” and the... Continue Reading →

Returning to Pure Worship

Main Idea and Outline Isaiah 66:1-14   Chapter sixty-six of Isaiah ends a book that was penned over a 46-year prophetic career, bringing the themes to a decisive culmination, as well as answering the many questions that the reader might... Continue Reading →

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