R. Gustason, 04 Aug 2010
Biblical interpretation is something that most Christians today do not concern themselves with, yet most should in order to fully grasp the meaning of scriptures. Hermeneutics, the science of interpretation, can be confusing to most people, but in reality, if you have the Spirit of Christ in you, then the most influential factor is already taken care of. Anyone who denies the infallibility of Scripture does not have the Spirit of Christ within them.
Romans Chapter 8, starting with verse 12 reads as such: 12Therefore, brethren, we are debtors—not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. 13For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. 14For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. 15For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.” 16The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, 17and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.
With this being stated, it is imperative for every believing Christian to keep Biblical interpretation at the fore-front of their minds while reading the scripture. Remember to ask the five W's of who, where, when, why and what every time you study the scriptures and reflect of God's words.
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