Which is the correct method of Bible interpretation?
But us simple folks are not the only ones being confused.
G. Campbell Morgan, one of the greatest preachers of all time,
was all most ruined by too many books and too many of man's
ideas. He was neglecting his Bible and learning the philosophies
of his day. He was loosing his faith.
"In my despair I took all the books that I had, placed them in a cupboard,
turned the key, and there they remained for seven years. I bought a new
Bible, and began to read it with an open mind and a determined will.
That Bible found me."
From there God begin to use him in a mighty way in England
and the United States.
The flyleaf of one of my old text books.
Just in case it makes any difference to you,
I am not a total stranger to this thing of Hermeneutics.
How about Bible study methods?
Verse by verse
I had a book one time entitled,
"Synthetic Bible Studies"
I never did find time to read it.
And, I have never regretted it.
I have quoted this before,
but it bears repeating.
"We read the New Testament and we are so
intent on finding the hidden meanings behind
the facts that we forget to look at the facts
in his book
LIVING IN THE LIGHT OF ETERNITY
Is there a proper way to interpret the Bible.
You bet there is.
The same way you would interpret a letter from
your mother - or, any one else. You take her at her word.If she includes a joke, you take it as a joke.
If she includes a story, you read it as a story.
But you believe what she tells you.
NOW WHAT'S SO HARD ABOUT THAT?
Just pick up your Bible and read it like a letter.
Let it talk to you. You will be better off for it.