Saturday, April 09, 2016
10 Things to Remember When Reading the Bible
This post is adapted from Reading the Word of God in the Presence of God: A Handbook for Biblical Interpretation by Vern Poythress.
1. The Bible is God’s own word.
That means that what the Bible says, God says.
2. God governs the whole world through his divine speech, which specifies and controls what happens (Heb. 1:3).
The Bible indicates that God speaks to govern the world, but we do not hear this speech; we only see its effects (for example, Ps. 33:6, 9; 147:15–18). The Bible, by contrast, is the word of God, designed by God to speak specifically to us as human beings. All divine speech, whether directed toward governing the world in general or directed toward us as human beings, has divine character. In particular, it displays God’s lordship in authority, control, and presence. Read More
Posted by Robin G. Jordan at 12:12 PM