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A Little Something Called Context

It seems that Atheists don’t do their homework when they read Literature like the Bible.  One must engage the Authors of the Bible (Both God and man) and their presuppositions and contexts to understand meaning.  It seems that when people don’t, they can incorrectly invent any discrepancies in the Bible that they want.  The following link is a refutation of an atheist’s misinterpretation of Scripture by Douglas Wilson. A Little Something Called Context see also

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Placing a Bible Verse in the pattern of Sound Words (2 Timothy 1:13)

I continue to study and work on how the bible frames the demands of the New Testament Law upon unbelievers since we have a new lawgiver Jesus instead of Moses. This concept of framing is very important because to now see every verse in its Canonical framework can make us misuse texts. Paul says to Timothy: “Follow the pattern of the sound words that you have heard from me, in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.” (2 Timothy 1:13 ESV). Notice that we are not just to follow the words but the pattern (the framework) of sound

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The Importance of divine Sovereignty for Our View of Scripture

This is a great article that has helped me understand the relationship between our doctrine of Scripture and God’s divine sovereignty by Dr. Stephen J. Wellum from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. The Importance of divine Sovereignty for Our View of Scripture by Dr. Stephen J. Wellum Stephen J. Wellum is Assistant Professor of Christian Theology at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Wellum received his Ph.D. degree in theology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and has also taught theology at the Associated Canadian Theological Schools and Northwest Baptist Theological College and Seminary in Canada. He has contributed to several publications and

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Superficial Interpretation of the Bible

One of the most frustrating issues a pastor faces is when people interpret Scripture by their experiences and emotions. Have you ever heard “My God is not like that”? One the problems of superficial interpretation is “This verse means to me.” It doesn’t matter what it means to you or me. The question you should ask is “What does that verse mean if you did not exist, if you didn’t live?”. What does it mean period is the issue! It seems that people interpret the scriptures by their stage in life, their emotional attachment to past beliefs, feelings about averse,

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Glenn Leatherman

I am first of all a disciple and follower of Jesus Christ. I affirm Evangelical Christian beliefs as well as  Gospel driven in philosophy of ministry. I am married to Ann and am raising 2 wonderful boys – Jonathan and Andrew. My purpose is to build disciplemaking disciples that are becoming fishers of men in fully displaying of God’s Glory in all things. Learn more

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