I read once that the creator of the classic Peanuts cartoons, Charles Shultz, once painted a little picture of Lucy and Linus in their home looking out a window at a thunderstorm. Lucy is worried that all this rain would flood the whole world. Linus responded by referring to Genesis 9:13-14 and God’s promise to… Read More Make Sure of Sound Doctrine
(This is the second part of a series of articles on how to interpret the Bible correctly. Part 1 can be found here.) I was asked recently about how to correctly interpret the Bible. This is a legitimate question which has repercussions on one’s salvation, when one thinks about it. If one does not… Read More Accurate Hermeneutics: Interpreting The Bible Correctly (Part 2)
I received an excellent question in the comments for last week’s article, Can We Understand the Bible Alike? The commenter asked, “What is your solution to properly interpreting the Bible? Do you take a literal interpretation, or a more intricate one, etc.?” This is a very important inquiry, because how one interprets the Bible –… Read More Accurate Hermeneutics: Interpreting The Bible Correctly (Part 1)
God warned Christians, “See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ” (Col. 2:8). There’s a reason we have this warning. One of the most effective devices Satan has ever used to deceive… Read More Do Consequences Determine Truth?
“What is truth?” Pilate asked Jesus that question and didn’t stick around for an answer (John 18:38). It’s too bad he had not been in that upper room with Jesus and his disciples on the previous night, because Jesus had clearly defined truth while he was praying to his Father on behalf of his disciples. … Read More “What Is Truth?”