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Chicago Statement on Biblical Hermeneutics

With commentary by Norman L. Geisler Reproduced from Explaining Hermeneutics: A Commentary on the Chicago Statement on Biblical Hermeneutics. Oakland, California: International Council on Biblical Inerrancy, 1983. Preface Summit I of the International Council on Biblical Inerrancy took place in Chicago on... Continue Reading →

Interpreting Bible Prophecy

Kieran Beville Many people assume that the prophet’s ministry was primarily concerned with predicting future events. However, the Old Testament reveals that prophetic revelation was much broader than this. There is certainly a foretelling of future events, but there is... Continue Reading →

BIBLICAL INTERPRETATION – Keys to Understanding

By Kieran Beville Recognize the Christocentric focus of the Bible The New Testament writers primarily viewed the Old Testament as Christological documents. They understood the Hebrew Scriptures as ultimately pointing to the person of Christ and the redemptive-historical fulfillment that... Continue Reading →

BIBLICAL INTERPRETATION – Finding the Normative In Acts

By Kieran Beville Does the book of Acts simply record the history of the early church? Or does it also provide a blueprint for the church today? Do we read Acts as an interesting true story of how Christianity began,... Continue Reading →

BIBLICAL INTERPRETATION – A Literal-Historical-Grammatical Approach

By Kieran Beville The historical-grammatical method of interpretation is necessary if one is going to interpret the Bible rightly. This means that the interpreter must be sensitive to the historical context and setting of the passage under examination. It also means... Continue Reading →

Necessary Qualifications for the Biblical Interpreter

By Kieran Beville 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... 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 →

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