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GNAP 2016

[42] Understanding the Bible: Part IV

Hebrew poetry uses plays on words and different types of parallelism, in addition to lots of metaphorical language. Our understanding is improved significantly if we take the time to pay careful attention to these features. Read More

[41] Understanding the Bible: Part III

We need to know the historical context of a biblical passage to properly understand it. We must also interpret every passage in the light of all that the Bible teaches since the Bible is a unity and cannot contradict itself. The apocalyptic portions of the Bible are not there to tell us when Christ will return, but are intended to cause us to live more carefully. The Bible uses all normal figures of speech and we need to pay careful attention to them. Read More

[40] Understanding the Bible: Part II

Marc Roby: We are resuming our study of systematic theology today by continuing to examine hermeneutics, the principles we use to properly interpret the Bible. Dr. Spencer, last time we ended with an example of... Read More

[39] Understanding the Bible: Part I

Because our eternal destiny is at stake, we should be extremely careful to be sure that we understand the Bible correctly. The rules for proper interpretation are called hermeneutics. The first rule of hermeneutics is that we must use Scripture itself to understand Scripture; this is sometimes called the analogy of faith. Read More

[38] The infallibility of the Bible: Part V

The claim that the Bible is full of errors is wrong. Most supposed errors are trivial and can be easily explained. The errors that do exist are very minor can be ascribed to errors by copyists and don’t affect any doctrine of Christianity. Read More

[37] The infallibility of the Bible: Part IV

Marc Roby: We are resuming our study of systematic theology today by continuing to examine the doctrine of the infallibility of the Bible. In our previous sessions we have shown that the Bible is infallible... Read More

[36] The infallibility of the Bible: Part III

The study of science is part of fulfilling God’s creation mandate, and it should drive us to seek God. But the Bible is the only infallible source of knowledge about God and his plan of salvation. Jesus Christ considered the Bible to be the infallible Word of God and Christians must do the same. The alternative is to listen to men, who pervert the gospel of grace in different ways. Man-made religions cannot save anyone. Read More

[35] The infallibility of the Bible: Part II

Marc Roby: We are resuming our study of systematic theology today by continuing to examine the doctrine of the infallibility of the Bible. In our previous session we argued that this is a critically important... Read More

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