8 Scripture Series 8 2008 Interpreting Scripture

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The eighth lecture in John Allan's series on The Inspiration and Authority of Scripture for Torchbearer Bible Schools. How can we be sure we are interpreting Scripture properly?

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8 Scripture Series 8 2008 Interpreting Scripture

  1. 1. The Interpretation of Scripture Tauernhof spring school 2008
  2. 2. Seven ways to get it wildly wrong… <ul><li>Ignoring context </li></ul><ul><li>Illegitimate extensions </li></ul><ul><li>Reading it `mystically’ </li></ul><ul><li>Building big doctrines on small verses </li></ul><ul><li>Altering the meaning to fit our ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Reading in ideas the text doesn’t contain </li></ul><ul><li>Picking and choosing passages </li></ul>
  3. 3. OBSERVATION APPLICATION INTERPRETATION
  4. 4. What does it say? What does it mean to me? What does it mean?
  5. 5. Observing <ul><li>Understand the words </li></ul><ul><li>Appreciate the style </li></ul><ul><li>Investigate the background </li></ul><ul><li>Notice the details </li></ul><ul><li>Check out the context </li></ul>
  6. 6. Interpreting <ul><li>Start with the obvious sense </li></ul><ul><li>Look for the author’s intention </li></ul><ul><li>Concentrate on what you understand </li></ul><ul><li>Compare Scripture with Scripture </li></ul><ul><li>Look for Christ </li></ul>
  7. 7. Applying What have I learned about Jesus and God? What have I learned to cause shame? What have I learned about trusting him more? Is there a promise to claim? Kuhatschek’s pyramid
  8. 8. the pyramid… specific general broader circumcision keeping law meat to idols association with paganism effort to win salvation link with evil

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