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Tag Archives: Jesus Hermeneutic
Whatever is like Jesus is like God; whatever is not like Jesus is not like God. I’ve said this many times in order to clarify that only Jesus Christ tells us what God is like. And just as important, Jesus interprets … Continue reading
We’re ready to come up from the dark underbelly of Scripture. We’ve looked at some of the most common answers to defend the genocidal Canaan conquest passages. We could go a lot deeper, but I think I’ve stretched you enough … Continue reading
There’s one thing that’s certain. Jesus’ interpretation of Scripture was vastly different than the religious leaders of His day. And I would venture to guess, vastly different than how we might read it, too. As Derek Flood points out in his book, Disarming … Continue reading
First, I want to make clear that I firmly believe all Scripture to be inspired by God, profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, and for instruction in righteousness (2 Tim. 3:16). The fallacy is in the concept of Sola Scriptura (Latin for “Scripture … Continue reading
If I simply let the Bible text be my hermeneutical guide for understanding Scripture, I can come up with a view of God that’s conflicted, schizophrenic, and two-faced: an angry, retributive, genocidal, legalistic God of the Law on the one side, and the gracious, … Continue reading