The historical-grammatical method of interpreting Bible prophecy is a method used by conservative Christians to interpret the prophetic passages of the Bible. This method emphasizes the historical and grammatical context in which the prophecy was written, as well as the literary genre of the prophecy, in order to understand the author's intended meaning.
Have you ever read a hermeneutics book that always gave you the rules and principles of Historical-Grammatical Interpretation, but stopped there? They never showed you how you came to those conclusions based on the understanding of the historical context, language, grammatical structure, and broader context of the verse? Here in this article, we will give you a more detailed explanation of how the principles of historical-grammatical interpretation can be applied. We will walk through step-by-step on how the interpreter would use the rules and principles for each verse.
One of the most difficult verses in the Bible, not to understand, but for many to accept, is 1 Corinthians 6:9-11. Many see it as extremely politically incorrect! Yet, it is the Scripture, and it is truth.
The context (the surrounding Bible verses) will enable us to understand what the author meant, not what we think, feel, or believe. The context also runs throughout the Bible, so if our view of a verse is at odds with other Bible verses elsewhere, we must rethink our view, as the Bible does not contradict itself.
The drift in modern translations is to produce a colloquial Bible with a simple vocabulary and syntax. What lies behind this drift? Some of the prefaces answer the question. The assumption is that the Bible itself is a simple book intended for people of limited education and intelligence.
However, what happens if and when we do commit sin? Have we tried in vain to be holy? Do we start all the way back at the beginning and lose the spiritual ground we’ve gained?
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