What Is Taking a Bible Verse Out of Context?

The context (the surrounding Bible verses) will enable us to understand what the author meant, not what we think, feel, or believe. The context also runs throughout the Bible, so if our view of a verse is at odds with other Bible verses elsewhere, we must rethink our view, as the Bible does not contradict itself.

How to Interpret Bible Prophecy

Most understand the word “prophecy” always to be another word for prediction. The Hebrew, navi and the Greek prophētēs (prophet) carry the meaning of one who is a proclaimer of God’s message and need not necessarily be foretelling of the future.

What Is the Clarity of Scripture?

These are those things which are necessary to be known, believed, and observed for salvation, are so clearly propounded and opened in some place of Scripture or other that not only the learned but the unlearned, in a due use of the ordinary means, may attain unto a sufficient understanding of them. But there is more ...

Next-Generation Bible Reading/Study Program

There has long been a trend for pastors and religious leaders to recommend a one-year Bible reading program, which we would not recommend for the serious student of God’s Word. At best, a one-year reading program will help its reader to know a few Bible stories, and introduce them to several Bible characters, as well as coming away with many principles to help in their walk with God. Instead, we recommend ...

DEFENDING The Authorship of the Pentateuch

The documentary hypothesis is one of the models used by biblical scholars to explain the origins and composition of the Torah. A version of the documentary hypothesis, frequently identified with the German scholar Julius Wellhausen, was almost universally accepted for most of the 20th century.

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