"Go into all the world and preach the gospel"

Principles to Understand in your bible study

vcdd

Principles to Understand in you bible study

Four principles should guide us as we interpret the Bible: literal, historical, grammatical, and synthesis.

1.     The Literal Principle.

Scripture should be understood in its literal, normal, and natural sense. While the Bible does contain figures of speech and symbols, they were intended to convey literal truth. In general, however, the Bible speaks in literal terms, and we must allow it to speak for itself.

2.     The Historical Principle.

This means that we interpret in its historical context. We must ask what the text meant to the people to whom it was first written. In this way we can develop a proper contextual understanding of the original intent of Scripture.

3.     The Grammatical Principle.

This requires that we understand the basic grammatical structure of each sentence in the original language. To whom do the pronouns refer? What is the tense of the main verb? You will find that when you ask some simple questions like those, the meaning of the text immediately becomes clearer.

4.     The Synthesis Principle.

This is what the Reformers called the analogia scriptura. It means that the Bible does not contradict itself. If we arrive at an interpretation of a passage that contradicts a truth taught elsewhere in the Scriptures, our interpretation cannot be correct. Scripture must be compared with Scripture to discover its full meaning.

  • Share

Exposed Truth

Follow me on Twitter

August 2018
M T W T F S S
« Jan    
 12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  

TubePress

YouTube responded to TubePress with an HTTP 410 - No longer available
You can submit Url to hotid.org the hottest of the internet directory. This site is submitted under Christianity Directory
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox

Join other followers

%d bloggers like this: