Interpreting Scripture, What We Believe, Part 3

Interpreting Scripture Rapp Report episode 190

Continuing on the What We Believe series, Andrew and Bud examine the subject of interpreting Scripture.

 

The part of the What We Believe statement that Andrew and Bud examine is the following:

“The only means of interpreting Scripture is a literal, grammatical, and historical interpretation which affirms the belief that the opening chapters of Genesis present creation in six literal days (Genesis 1:31; Exodus 31:17) and seeing a distinction between Israel and the church. The Bible constitutes the only infallible rule of faith and practice (Matthew 5:18; 24:35; John 10:35; 16:12-13; 17:17; 1 Corinthians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; Hebrews 4:12; 2 Peter 1:20-21). Whereas there may be many applications of any given passage of Scripture, there is but one true interpretation according to God, except where Scripture makes it clear that God intended a dual meaning. The meaning of Scripture is to be found as one diligently applies the literal grammatical-historical method of interpretation under the illuminating of the Holy Spirit (John 7:17; 16:12-15; 1 Corinthians 2:7-15; 1 John 2:20). It is the responsibility of believers to ascertain carefully the true intent and meaning of Scripture, recognizing that proper application is binding on all generations. Yet the truth of Scripture stands in judgment of men; never do men stand in judgment of it.”

Previous episodes in the series:

Is the Bible Eternal – What We Believe, Part 1

What is the Inspiration of Scripture? – What We Believe, Part 2

Other resources on interpreting Scripture:

Interpreting Scripture

Rules for Interpreting Scripture

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