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Bible Interpretation Sayings By Bertrand Russell: Protestants, on the contrary, rejected the Church as a vehicle of revelation; truth was to Protestants, on the contrary, rejected the Church as a vehicle of revelation; truth was to be sought only in the Bible, which each man could interpret for himself. If men differed in their interpretation, there was no divinely appointed authority to decide the dispute. In practice, the State claimed the right that had formerly belonged to the Church, but this was a usurpation. In Protestant theory, there should be no earthly intermediary between the soul and God. — Bertrand Russell
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Bible Interpretation Sayings By David Bentley Hart: Now the Bible came to be seen as what it obviously is not: a collection Now the Bible came to be seen as what it obviously is not: a collection of "inerrant" oracles and historical reports, each true in the same way as every other, each subject to only one level of interpretation, and all perfectly in agreement with one another. — David Bentley Hart
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Bible Interpretation Sayings By Eli Of Kittim: What is the difference between my view and the classical Christian perspective? I am convinced What is the difference between my view and the classical Christian perspective? I am convinced that there are not multiple comings and multiple returns of Christ, but only one decisive coming at the end of the world, which includes the resurrection, the rapture, and his appearance in the sky! — Eli Of Kittim
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Bible Interpretation Sayings By Dan Savage: The Bible is only as good and decent as the person reading it. The Bible is only as good and decent as the person reading it. — Dan Savage
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Bible Interpretation Sayings By Sarah Moore Grimke: [On the New Testament:] I ... must enter my protest against the false translation of [On the New Testament:] I ... must enter my protest against the false translation of some passages by the men who did that work, and against the perverted interpretation by the men who undertook to write commentaries thereon. I am inclined to think, when we [women] are admitted to the honor of studying Greek and Hebrew, we shall produce some various readings of the Bible a little different from those we now have. — Sarah Moore Grimke
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Bible Interpretation Sayings By Michael Behe: As commonly understood, creationism involves belief in an earth formed only about ten thousand years As commonly understood, creationism involves belief in an earth formed only about ten thousand years ago, an interpretation of the Bible that is still very popular. For the record, I have no reason to doubt that the universe is the billions of years old that physicists say it is. Further, I find the idea of common descent (that all organisms share a common ancestor) fairly convincing, and have no particular reason to doubt it. — Michael Behe
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Bible Interpretation Sayings By David G. McAfee: Morals do exist outside of organized religion, and the 'morality' taught by many of these Morals do exist outside of organized religion, and the 'morality' taught by many of these archaic systems is often outdated, sexist, racist, and teaches intolerance and inequality. When a parent forces a child into a religion, the parent is effectively handicapping his or her own offspring by limiting the abilities of the child to question the world around him or her and make informed decisions. Children raised under these conditions will mature believing that their religion is the only correct one, and, in the case of Christianity, they will believe that all who doubt their religion's validity will suffer eternal damnation. This environment is one that often breeds hate, ignorance, and 'justified' violence. — David G. McAfee
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Bible Interpretation Sayings By Ronald Knox: Roman Catholics have always been able to appeal to the traditions of holy Mother the Roman Catholics have always been able to appeal to the traditions of holy Mother the Church. But the Church of England, as such, has nothing to appeal to. How can we [Anglicans] pretend to appeal to Church traditions, when we have cut ourselves off from the main stream of it and any exposition of it must needs be a raking up of old dead documents, instead of obedience to a living voice? And how can we pretend to appeal to the Bible, when the Bible is for everyman's private interpretation, and not expounded by authority? — Ronald Knox
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Bible Interpretation Sayings By Brad R. Batdorf: Bible-believing Christians cannot accept any evolutionary interpretation. Dinosaurs and humans were definitely on the earth Bible-believing Christians cannot accept any evolutionary interpretation. Dinosaurs and humans were definitely on the earth at the same time and may have even lived side by side within the past few thousand years. — Brad R. Batdorf
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Bible Interpretation Sayings By Christian Michael: The Word that will change a man must first show the man who he really The Word that will change a man must first show the man who he really is. — Christian Michael
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Bible Interpretation Sayings By Ronald Knox: Your see, it is no ordinary task. If you translate, say, the Summa of St. Your see, it is no ordinary task. If you translate, say, the Summa of St. Thomas, you expect to be cross-examined by people who understand philosophy and by people who understand Latin; no one else. If you translate the Bible, you are liable to be cross-examined by anybody; because everybody thinks he knows already what the Bible means. — Ronald Knox
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Bible Interpretation Sayings By Timothy Beal: Most students don't trust their own insights and questions when they are reading a biblical Most students don't trust their own insights and questions when they are reading a biblical assignment. They expect that there must be a point, a right reading that they're missing, and that they don't have the authority to suggest any other interpretation. — Timothy Beal
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Bible Interpretation Sayings By Eli Of Kittim: In the deepest sense, the Bible is not meant to be interpreted, but rather revealed! In the deepest sense, the Bible is not meant to be interpreted, but rather revealed! — Eli Of Kittim
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Bible Interpretation Sayings By Eli Of Kittim: In my view, the gospels are true, not historically, but theologically, or, as I would In my view, the gospels are true, not historically, but theologically, or, as I would argue, prophetically! What we have is, the Messiah's history written in advance in story form. — Eli Of Kittim
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Bible Interpretation Sayings By Carter G. Woodson: In schools of theology Negroes are taught the interpretation of the Bible worked out by In schools of theology Negroes are taught the interpretation of the Bible worked out by those who have justified segregation and winked at the economic debasement of the Negro at times almost to the point of starvation. — Carter G. Woodson
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Bible Interpretation Sayings By Michael Ben Zehabe: If this letter system works, it should be reproducible and consistent. If this letter system If this letter system works, it should be reproducible and consistent. If this letter system works, it should be demonstrated in biblical narrative - with consistency. It has. It does. It will. For instance: Daniel interpreted the handwriting on the Babylonian wall. (Da 5:1-31) The question has always been, "What method would produce the same interpretation?"
If you will pull out your Strong's Concordance and translate those same four words, you won't get the same results that Daniel got. Was Daniel using a different method than modern Christians? Yes, obviously. — Michael Ben Zehabe
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Bible Interpretation Sayings By Andrew Himes: The opposition of fundamentalist preachers and leaders to the civil rights movement was deeply connected The opposition of fundamentalist preachers and leaders to the civil rights movement was deeply connected to their historic separatism. They believed in an inerrant Bible that had been inspired by God, and they also believed that God explicitly ordained the separation of the races. The claims of the civil rights marchers were an affront to their interpretation of the Bible, and not just to their racial beliefs. — Andrew Himes
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Bible Interpretation Sayings By Rachel Held Evans: My interpretation can only be as inerrant as I am, and that's good to keep My interpretation can only be as inerrant as I am, and that's good to keep in mind. — Rachel Held Evans
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Bible Interpretation Sayings By Craig S. Keener: The fact that our traditional method of extracting doctrine from Scripture does not work well The fact that our traditional method of extracting doctrine from Scripture does not work well on narrative does not mean that Bible stories do not send clear messages. Instead, it suggests that the way we apply our traditional method of interpretation is inadequate because we are ignoring too much of God's Word. — Craig S. Keener
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Bible Interpretation Sayings By R. Alan Woods: It is not enough just to read the Bible; it is even just as important It is not enough just to read the Bible; it is even just as important to understand it. As to living it- that is accomplished in and through us by the Holy Spirit."


~R. Alan Woods [2013] — R. Alan Woods
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Bible Interpretation Sayings By Frances Taylor Gench: The ancient voices that speak in Scripture evoke an ongoing dialogue that requires our active The ancient voices that speak in Scripture evoke an ongoing dialogue that requires our active participation. Their sacred conversation about life in God's presence begs to be continued among believers today, for the fact of the matter is, the Bible is not self-interpreting. It is a living word through which God continues to meet us and speak to us in our own particular historical moment, and thus it demands to be newly interpreted for new historical situations. And interpretation is not simply reiteration of the text, repeating what was said before, but the hard work of bringing it into our own time and place. So every new generation of believers must join the interpretive conversation as it experiences the living God in relation to new circumstances. — Frances Taylor Gench
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Bible Interpretation Sayings By Caroline Abbott: Jesus and Paul knew the Old Testament completely. Their comments about divorce were meant to Jesus and Paul knew the Old Testament completely. Their comments about divorce were meant to add to, not replace or change, what was already written in the Old Testament about marriage and divorce. — Caroline Abbott
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Bible Interpretation Sayings By J.I. Packer: The infallibility and inerrancy of biblical teaching does not, however, guarantee the infallibility and inerrancy The infallibility and inerrancy of biblical teaching does not, however, guarantee the infallibility and inerrancy of any interpretation or interpreter of that teaching; nor does the recognition of its qualities as the Word of God in any way prejudge the issue as to what Scripture does, in fact, assert. This can be determined only by careful Bible study. — J.I. Packer
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Bible Interpretation Sayings By D.M. Murdock: Allegorical Fall As we know from the remarks at the beginning of this present work Allegorical Fall As we know from the remarks at the beginning of this present work and spread throughout, even in antiquity not all believers thought the Bible was entirely historical. Speaking of Philo's allegorical interpretation of the fall of mankind as found in Genesis, for example, Geddes recounted a list of others in antiquity who understood biblical tales as cosmological and allegorical, not literal: — D.M. Murdock
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Bible Interpretation Sayings By Thom Stark: Proponents of canonical hermeneutics are either unintentionally or willfully naive here-in most cases the naivete Proponents of canonical hermeneutics are either unintentionally or willfully naive here-in most cases the naivete is willful. Canonical readings simply act as if the evolution of the text is irrelevant to its meaning; usually this is because it is deemed to be more expedient for the purpose of exhorting a faith community if such considerations are put aside. — Thom Stark
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Bible Interpretation Sayings By James P. Carse: The Bible ... provides no guide to reading the Bible. In fact, it is full The Bible ... provides no guide to reading the Bible. In fact, it is full of such inconsistencies, contradictions, lacunae, obscurities, baffling tales, and poetic imagery that to quote it at all is to select from conflicting alternative passages. Every quotation is therefore necessarily an interpretation. — James P. Carse
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Bible Interpretation Sayings By Kevin J. Vanhoozer: Sola scriptura means at least this: that the church's proclamation is always subject to potential Sola scriptura means at least this: that the church's proclamation is always subject to potential correction from the canon. It is for this reason that we resist simply collapsing the text into the tradition of its interpretation and performance. — Kevin J. Vanhoozer
Bible Interpretation Sayings By Ken Wilson: Virtually every church tradition, by theology, interpretive strategies, or pastoral practice, makes accommodations for divorced Virtually every church tradition, by theology, interpretive strategies, or pastoral practice, makes accommodations for divorced people who seek to remarry. These accommodations permit divorced people to enter unions that are outside the rule laid down in the Bible. But we can't have it both ways. We can't apply a strict "biblical marriage" rule to gay people and not apply it to those who are divorced and remarried. — Ken Wilson
Bible Interpretation Sayings By Gordon H. Clark: A theologian's epistemology controls his interpretation of the Bible. If his epistemology is not Christian, A theologian's epistemology controls his interpretation of the Bible. If his epistemology is not Christian, his exegesis will be systematically distorted. If he has no epistemology at all, his exegesis will be unsystematically distorted. — Gordon H. Clark
Bible Interpretation Sayings By Bart D. Ehrman: Some people may think that it is a dangerous attitude to take toward the Bible, Some people may think that it is a dangerous attitude to take toward the Bible, to pick and choose what you want to accept and throw everything else out. My view is that everyone already picks and chooses what they want to accept in the Bible ... I have a young friend who whose evangelical parents were upset because she wanted to get a tattoo, since the Bible, after all, condemns tattoos. In the same book, Leviticus, the Bible also condemns wearing clothing made of two different kinds of fabric and eating pork ... Why insist on the biblical teaching about tattoos but not about dress shirts, pork chops, and stoning? — Bart D. Ehrman
Bible Interpretation Sayings By William Jones: An experiment in nature, like a text in the Bible, is capable of different interpretations, An experiment in nature, like a text in the Bible, is capable of different interpretations, according to the preconceptions of the interpreter. — William Jones
Bible Interpretation Sayings By Eric Ludy: The Greek meaning of the word "blessed" is "supreme happiness." [see Matthew 5:3-5] The Greek meaning of the word "blessed" is "supreme happiness." [see Matthew 5:3-5] — Eric Ludy
Bible Interpretation Sayings By Karen Gibbs: It's not your job to judge or to decide if someone deserves something. It's your It's not your job to judge or to decide if someone deserves something. It's your job to lift the fallen and comfort the broken. — Karen Gibbs
Bible Interpretation Sayings By Lailah Gifty Akita: Daily Bible reading and mediation will deepen your understanding of life and God. Daily Bible reading and mediation will deepen your understanding of life and God. — Lailah Gifty Akita
Bible Interpretation Sayings By John Piper: Reading and understanding the Bible involves lots and lots of interpretation. Not just in light Reading and understanding the Bible involves lots and lots of interpretation. Not just in light of the world and culture around us, but in reference to other parts of the Bible. — John Piper
Bible Interpretation Sayings By Albert Einstein: The word 'God' is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human The word 'God' is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses, the Bible a collection of honorable, but still primitive legends which are nevertheless pretty childish. No interpretation, no matter how subtle, can (for me) change this. — Albert Einstein
Bible Interpretation Sayings By Ellen F. Davis: For outside the church, no such entity as the Christian Bible has any reason to For outside the church, no such entity as the Christian Bible has any reason to exist. It is not merely that exegesis of the Bible is likely to be mistaken in one way or another when done outside the church; interpretation of the Bible outside the church must be arbitrary, uncontrollable, and finally moot. — Ellen F. Davis
Bible Interpretation Sayings By Casting Crowns: People aren't confused bythe Gospel. They're confused by us. Jesus is the only way to People aren't confused bythe Gospel. They're confused by us. Jesus is the only way to God, but we are not the only way to Jesus. This world doesn't need my tie, my hoodie, my denomination or my interpretation of the Bible. They just need Jesus. We can be passionate about what we believe, but we can't strap ourselves to the Godspel, because we are slowing it down. Jesus is going to save the world, but maybe the best thing we can do is just get out of the way. — Casting Crowns
Bible Interpretation Sayings By Paula Boock: Well, Louie, you'll know then that Leviticus also tells us not to cut our beards, Well, Louie, you'll know then that Leviticus also tells us not to cut our beards, not to wear linen and wool together nor to eat crayfish or frogs or snails. I'm afraid that if we adhered to Leviticus the entire French nation would be an abomination in the eyes of the Lord. — Paula Boock
Bible Interpretation Sayings By Bangambiki Habyarimana: The Bible is man in a nutshell. Good and evil live side by side in The Bible is man in a nutshell. Good and evil live side by side in the same book. That's why it's cherished. The good find in it encouragement, the weak solace, the evil, justification. — Bangambiki Habyarimana
Bible Interpretation Sayings By James R. White: Christ is our all. He is everything to the Christian. He fills all, is in Christ is our all. He is everything to the Christian. He fills all, is in all, and He is our life (Colossians 3:4, 11). It is in Him that all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge are hidden (Colossians 2:3). He is the author and finisher of our salvation, the one who starts it, works it out, and completes it (Hebrews 12:2). This is as the Father wanted it. He places His people in the hands of the Son, having joined them to the Son in a super-natural union, so the Son, by His perfect life of obedience, and perfect act of self-sacrifice upon the cross, can bring about their full and complete salvation. — James R. White
Bible Interpretation Sayings By Thomas C. Oden: His [brother in law Jim Hampson] appointment to the Episcopal parish in Wenham, near Gordon His [brother in law Jim Hampson] appointment to the Episcopal parish in Wenham, near Gordon College brought them in close touch with leading evangelical faculty members in their pews and church leadership, including Elizabeth Elliot and Addison Leitch. They were instrumental in drawing Jim and and Sarah into the cutting edge of evangelical intellectual leadership, with friendships with Tom Howard and J.I. Packer. My ongoing relationship with Jim Packer, FitzSimons Allison and many other brilliant Anglican evangelicals would not have happened without Jim Hampson. His early influence on me in my transition from modern to classic Christian teaching was immense. While I was trying to demythologize Scripture, he was taking its plain meaning seriously. His strong preaching led him to become one of the founding sponsors and supporters of Trinity School of Ministry in Abridge, Pennsylvania ... — Thomas C. Oden
Bible Interpretation Sayings By Aberjhani: The image titled "The Homeless, Psalm 85:10," featured on the cover of ELEMENTAL, can evoke The image titled "The Homeless, Psalm 85:10," featured on the cover of ELEMENTAL, can evoke multiple levels of response. They may include the spiritual in the form of a studied meditation upon the multidimensional qualities of the painting itself; or an extended contemplation of the scripture in the title, which in the King James Bible reads as follows: "Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other." The painting can also inspire a physical response in the form of tears as it calls to mind its more earth-bound aspects; namely, the very serious plight of those who truly are homeless in this world, whether born into such a condition, or forced into it by poverty or war. — Aberjhani
Bible Interpretation Sayings By A.W. Tozer: The Bible is a supernatural book and can be understood only by supernatural aid. The Bible is a supernatural book and can be understood only by supernatural aid. — A.W. Tozer
Bible Interpretation Sayings By Gregory C. Warner: And the Light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it notJohn 1:5 And the And the Light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not
John 1:5
And the Light shineth in darkness; and she comprehended it not
Her 7:2013
The Light still shines in darkness; and she did not know this
She 6:2014
His Light continue to shine in the darkness; and she did not recognize him
We 5:2015 — Gregory C. Warner
Bible Interpretation Sayings By John F. MacArthur Jr.: The worst extremes usually start with slight deviations. The worst extremes usually start with slight deviations. — John F. MacArthur Jr.
Bible Interpretation Sayings By James R. White: Many in our world today want us to believe that we can except Christ simply Many in our world today want us to believe that we can except Christ simply as a Savior from sin, but not the Lord of our lives. They teach essentially that a person can perform an act of believing on Christ once, and after this, they can fall away even into total unbelief and yet still supposedly be "saved". Christ does not call men in this way. Christ does not save men in this way. The true Christian is the one continually coming, always believing in Christ. Real Christian faith is an ongoing faith, not a one-time act. If one wishes to be eternally satiated, one meal is not enough. If we wish to feast on the bread of heaven, we must do so all our lives. We will never hunger or thirst if we are always coming and always believing in Christ. He's our sufficiency. Christ the bread from heaven. We must feed on all of Christ, not just the parts we happen to like. Christ is not the Savior of anyone unless He is their Lord as well. — James R. White
Bible Interpretation Sayings By Lailah Gifty Akita: The Bible is the greatest book of all times. The Bible is the greatest book of all times. — Lailah Gifty Akita
Bible Interpretation Sayings By Charles Haddon Spurgeon: My love of consistency with my own doctrinal views is not great enough to allow My love of consistency with my own doctrinal views is not great enough to allow me knowingly to alter a single text of Scripture. I have great respect for orthodoxy, but my reverence for inspiration is far greater. I would sooner a hundred times over appear to be inconsistent with myself than be inconsistent with the word of God. I never thought it to be any very great crime to seem to be inconsistent with myself; for who am I that I should everlastingly be consistent? But I do think it a great crime to be so inconsistent with the word of God that I should want to lop away a bough or even a twig from so much as a single tree of the forest of Scripture. God forbid that I should cut or shape, even in the least degree, any divine expression. — Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Bible Interpretation Sayings By Terry Moore: Lilith: 'Your daughter is special. Her gifts need to be developed and nourished.'Mary: 'I take Lilith: 'Your daughter is special. Her gifts need to be developed and nourished.'
Mary: 'I take care of my own.'
Lilith: 'You're feeding her body - I'll feed her spirit.'
Mary: 'The Lord feeds her spirit, through the Good Book.'
Lilith: 'That book wasn't written for her, Mary, nor you. It was written for people of another time... and they're long gone. It has nothing to do with you. If you had any idea how little you people matter to God... — Terry Moore
Bible Interpretation Sayings By Bangambiki Habyarimana: I admire the way the Bible defies anybody who wants to nail it on a I admire the way the Bible defies anybody who wants to nail it on a preferred meaning. There are so many ways to interpret the Bible as there are different opinions about what a certain passage or verse really means. So anybody can go there and read a meaning into (eigesis) whatever passage or verse he wants to suit his inclinations. Proof that the Bible is inspired? It caters for all sorts of people and views. — Bangambiki Habyarimana
Bible Interpretation Sayings By Eli Of Kittim: The question concerning Jesus: do you want to know the real story, or just the The question concerning Jesus: do you want to know the real story, or just the allegory? — Eli Of Kittim
Bible Interpretation Sayings By Thomas Murasso: At least 200 dates have been suggested, varying from 3483 to 6934 years B.C., all At least 200 dates have been suggested, varying from 3483 to 6934 years B.C., all based on the supposition that the Bible enables us to settle the point. But it does nothing of the sort. The literal interpretation has now been entirely abandoned; and the world is admitted to be of immense antiquity. On such questions we have no Biblical evidence, and the Catholic is quite free to follow the teaching of science. — Thomas Murasso
Bible Interpretation Sayings By Timothy Beal: To be sure, all translation is interpretation. ... Be that as it may, functional-equivalence translations, To be sure, all translation is interpretation. ... Be that as it may, functional-equivalence translations, which presume that ambiguity, multivalence, and contradiction are by definition not part of the Bible, take far more creative and interpretive license than formal ones in eradicating those features. In so doing, they too often try to make the Bible into something it's not. — Timothy Beal
Bible Interpretation Sayings By Gina DeMarco: Sometimes people ask me how I can be both a Catholic and a scientist, particularly Sometimes people ask me how I can be both a Catholic and a scientist, particularly a scientist who, at least for some research, studies evolution. I tell them that they are confusing us with Evangelicals. Catholics don't have anything against evolution. A literal interpretation of the Bible, the kind that says that the earth is six thousand years old, has never been a part of our religion, at least not since the Saint Augustine warned against preaching idiocy to Pagans in 415 AD. He said that if you tell people that they have to believe in things that they know are not true and that do not matter then they will never believe you when you tell them things that are true and that do matter, things about Christ and the resurrection. The Church's friendliness towards science is not to protect science. It is to protect Christianity. — Gina DeMarco
Bible Interpretation Sayings By Stormie O'martian: The battle for our lives, and the lives and souls of our children, our husbands, The battle for our lives, and the lives and souls of our children, our husbands, our friends, our families, our neighbors, and our nation is waged on our knees. When we don't pray, it's like sitting on the sidelines watching those we love and care about scrambling through a war zone, getting shot at from every angle. When we do pray, however, we're in the battle alongside them, approaching God's power on their behalf. If we also declare the Wordog God in our prayers, then we wield a powerful weapon against which no enemy can prevail. — Stormie O'martian
Bible Interpretation Sayings By Dale B. Martin: Good docents often begin by asking the viewer, "What do you see in this work?" Good docents often begin by asking the viewer, "What do you see in this work?" The idea that the expert should be allowed to constrain the interpretation of others rightly offends our sensibilities about museums and art. It ought to offend us just as much when applied to Scripture. — Dale B. Martin
Bible Interpretation Sayings By Rob Bell: The Bible itself is a book that constantly must be wrestled with and re-interpreted ... The Bible itself is a book that constantly must be wrestled with and re-interpreted ... Bible interpretation is colored by historical context, the reader's bias and current realities. The more you study the Bible, the more questions it raises. It is not possible to simply do what the Bible says. — Rob Bell
Bible Interpretation Sayings By Walter Kirn: The Bible has been through millions of rounds of exegesis and interpretation, but it hasn't The Bible has been through millions of rounds of exegesis and interpretation, but it hasn't been until quite recently that it's been taken as the absolute truth, to the point where people expect it to inform ideas about biology and life on this planet. — Walter Kirn
Bible Interpretation Sayings By Christian Michael: The end product of the successful preacher's input is transformation. The end product of the successful preacher's input is transformation. — Christian Michael
Bible Interpretation Sayings By Gordon D. Fee: Interpretation that aims at, or thrives on, uniqueness can usually be attributed to pride (an Interpretation that aims at, or thrives on, uniqueness can usually be attributed to pride (an attempt to "outclever" the rest of the world), a false understanding of spirituality (wherein the Bible is full of deeply buried truths waiting to be mined by the spiritually sensitive person with special insight), or vested interests (the need to support a theological bias, especially in dealing with texts that seem to go against that bias). — Gordon D. Fee
Bible Interpretation Sayings By Joseph Telushkin: In general, it should be noted, biblical law is evolutionary, not revolutionary... In general, it should be noted, biblical law is evolutionary, not revolutionary... — Joseph Telushkin
Bible Interpretation Sayings By Lailah Gifty Akita: May the Lord grant you grace to read and understand the Holy Scriptures. May the Lord grant you grace to read and understand the Holy Scriptures. — Lailah Gifty Akita
Bible Interpretation Sayings By Philo: Philo of Alexandria introduced in the first century what has been described as the 'Hellenizing Philo of Alexandria introduced in the first century what has been described as the 'Hellenizing of the Old Testament,' or the allegorical method of exegesis. By this, as Erdmann observes, the Bible narrative was found to contain a deeper, and particularly an allegorical interpretation, in addition to its literal interpretation; this was not conscious disingenuousness but a natural mode of amalgamating the Greek philosophic with the Hebraic doctrines. — Philo
Bible Interpretation Sayings By Eli Of Kittim: If we fail to understand the biblical story of Jesus, we will compromise our prophetic If we fail to understand the biblical story of Jesus, we will compromise our prophetic interpretations of the end-times. And that's exactly what we've done. — Eli Of Kittim
Bible Interpretation Sayings By Max Lucado: Create a trophy room in your heart. Each time you experience a victory, place a Create a trophy room in your heart. Each time you experience a victory, place a memory on the shelf. Before you face a challenge, take a quick tour of God's accomplishments. Look at all the paychecks he has provided, all the blessings he has given, all the prayers he had answered. Imitate the shepherd boy David. Before he fought Goliath, the giant, he remembered how God had helped him kill a lion and a bear (1 Samuel 17:34-36). He faced his future by revisiting the past. — Max Lucado
Bible Interpretation Sayings By Billy Graham: The Bible stands as the supreme Constitution for all mankind, its laws applying equally to The Bible stands as the supreme Constitution for all mankind, its laws applying equally to all who live under its domain, without exception or special interpretation. — Billy Graham
Bible Interpretation Sayings By Dale B. Martin: I urge not that we assume that love will provide a reliable foundation for knowledge I urge not that we assume that love will provide a reliable foundation for knowledge but that we nonetheless keep the requirements of love of neighbor foremost in our interpretations of Scripture. We should consider, for example, love to be a necessary criterion (a minimum) when defending an interpretation of Scripture even if it cannot be a sufficient criterion that will guarantee ethical interpretation. — Dale B. Martin
Bible Interpretation Sayings By Leviak B. Kelly: The cat uses trees, as stated, as many things but here it would not uncommon The cat uses trees, as stated, as many things but here it would not uncommon to see the oak as the marker, not the stone. Cats would spray the tree, not necessarily the rock.
A rock as a further marker would be a non-essential redundancy that a cat would more or less ignore. It would be like saying one needed to ignore the law of God (written on the stone) to honour their promise to not honour foreign gods. The human reaction of obvious strangeness would begin here. If the tree is seen as an item to climb, the rendition would get more queer to the human interpretation. — Leviak B. Kelly
Bible Interpretation Sayings By William Goldman: The Serpent, to my interpretation, was pain. The Serpent, to my interpretation, was pain. — William Goldman
Bible Interpretation Sayings By Karen Gibbs: We've got enough going on in our lives today without stressing about things that might We've got enough going on in our lives today without stressing about things that might or might not happen tomorrow — Karen Gibbs
Bible Interpretation Sayings By David Novak: Christianity and Judaism are united above all in their common affirmation and implementation of the Christianity and Judaism are united above all in their common affirmation and implementation of the moral teaching of the Hebrew Bible, or 'Old Testament,' and the traditions of interpretation of that teaching. — David Novak
Bible Interpretation Sayings By Pope John Paul II: Those who devote themselves to the study of Sacred Scripture should always remember that the Those who devote themselves to the study of Sacred Scripture should always remember that the various hermeneutical approaches have their own philosophical underpinnings, which need to be carefully evaluated before they are applied to the sacred texts. — Pope John Paul II
Bible Interpretation Sayings By David Ewert: It is not possible to understand the NT concept of the church if we overlook It is not possible to understand the NT concept of the church if we overlook the numerous metaphors used to portray it. The church is Christ's body, a temple, a family, a royal priesthood, twelve tribes, the chosen race, Abraham's children, the new creation, the bride of Christ, and so on. Bible readers should be careful not to construct their theology of the church on a single metaphor. — David Ewert
Bible Interpretation Sayings By Eli Of Kittim: The reason we haven't yet fully understood the Jesus story is that we are gospel-based The reason we haven't yet fully understood the Jesus story is that we are gospel-based rather than Bible-based Christians! — Eli Of Kittim
Bible Interpretation Sayings By Bruce Bawer: And even those who claim to read the Bible literally and to lead their lives And even those who claim to read the Bible literally and to lead their lives according to its precepts are, in actual practice, highly selective about which parts of the Bible they live by and which they don't. Jesus' condemnations of wealth and war are generally ignored; so are Levitical prohibitions on eating pork, wearing mixed fabrics and so forth. Though legalistic Christians accuse nonlegalistic Christians of selective interpretation and relativistic morality (of adjusting the Bible, in short, to suit their own lifestyles and prejudices), what is usually happening is that nonlegalists are, as the Baptist tradition puts it, reading the Bible with Jesus as their criterion, while the legalists are, without any philosophical consistency whatsoever, embracing those laws and doctrines that affirm their own predilections and prejudices and ignoring the rest. — Bruce Bawer
Bible Interpretation Sayings By John F. MacArthur Jr.: The truth is, it doesn't matter what a verse means to me, to you, or The truth is, it doesn't matter what a verse means to me, to you, or to anyone else. All that matters is what the verse means! — John F. MacArthur Jr.
Bible Interpretation Sayings By Gary DeMar: How many times have you struggled with the interpretation of certain Biblical texts related to How many times have you struggled with the interpretation of certain Biblical texts related to the time of Jesus' return because they did not fit with a preconceived system of eschatology? Russell's Parousia takes the Bible seriously when it tells us of the nearness of Christ's return. Those who claim to interpret the Bible literally, trip over the obvious meaning of these time texts by making Scripture mean the opposite of what it unequivocally declares. Reading Russell is a breath of fresh air in a room filled with smoke and mirror hermeneutics. — Gary DeMar
Bible Interpretation Sayings By Timothy Beal: Biblical interpretation is not a passive matter. It requires our own active negotiation. When we Biblical interpretation is not a passive matter. It requires our own active negotiation. When we pretend that, deep down, all the voices are really saying the same thing and ought to be able to get along, we forfeit our responsibility as inheritors of this richly, sometimes disturbingly, contradictive literature. — Timothy Beal
Bible Interpretation Sayings By Marguerite Porete: Theologians and other clerks, You won't understand this book, However bright your wits If you Theologians and other clerks,
You won't understand this book,
However bright your wits
If you do not meet it humbly,
And in this way, Love and Faith
Make you surmount Reason, for
They are the protectors of Reason's house. — Marguerite Porete
Bible Interpretation Sayings By Gerald O. West: The business of reading and interpreting the Bible in South Afria is a tricky one! The business of reading and interpreting the Bible in South Afria is a tricky one! The Bible is everywhere and in the hands of many, including the pain inflictors. ~ Mogomme Alpheus Masoga — Gerald O. West
Bible Interpretation Sayings By Derek Flood: For Jesus, the correct interpretation of Scripture all comes down to how we love. The For Jesus, the correct interpretation of Scripture all comes down to how we love. The Bible was never intended to be our master, placing a burden on our back; it was intended to act as a servant, leading us to love God, others, and ourselves. — Derek Flood
Bible Interpretation Sayings By Augustine Of Hippo: Whoever, then, thinks that he understands the Holy Scriptures, or any part of them, but Whoever, then, thinks that he understands the Holy Scriptures, or any part of them, but puts such an interpretation upon them as does not tend to build up this twofold love of God and our neighbor, does not yet understand them as he ought. — Augustine Of Hippo
Bible Interpretation Sayings By Keith Mathison: All appeals to Scripture are appeals to interpretations of Scripture. The only real question is: All appeals to Scripture are appeals to interpretations of Scripture. The only real question is: whose interpretation? People with differing interpretations of Scripture cannot set a Bible on a table and ask it to resolve their differences. In order for the Scripture to function as an authority, it must be read and interpreted by someone. According to "solo" Scriptura, that someone is each individual, so ultimately, there are as many final authorities as there are human interpreters. — Keith Mathison
Bible Interpretation Sayings By Augustine Of Hippo: If anyone shall set the authority of Holy Writ against clear and manifest reason, he If anyone shall set the authority of Holy Writ against clear and manifest reason, he who does this knows not what he has undertaken; for he opposes to the truth not the meaning of the Bible, which is beyond his comprehension, but rather his own interpretation; not what is in the Bible, but what he has found in himself and imagines to be there. — Augustine Of Hippo
Bible Interpretation Sayings By Samuel Sewall: So that originally, and Naturally, there is no such thing as Slavery. Joseph was rightfully So that originally, and Naturally, there is no such thing as Slavery. Joseph was rightfully no more a Slave to his brethren, then they were to him: and they no more Authority to Sell him, than they had to Slay him. [Genesis 37]. — Samuel Sewall
Bible Interpretation Sayings By J. Gresham Machen: A terrible crisis unquestionably has arisen in the Church. In the ministry of evangelical churches A terrible crisis unquestionably has arisen in the Church. In the ministry of evangelical churches are to be found hosts of those who reject the gospel of Christ. By the equivocal use of traditional phrases, by the representation of differences of opinion as though they were only differences about the interpretation of the Bible, entrance into the Church was secured for those who are hostile to the very foundations of the faith. — J. Gresham Machen
Bible Interpretation Sayings By Craig S. Keener: Using only nonnarrative portions of the Bible to interpret narrative is not only disrespectful to Using only nonnarrative portions of the Bible to interpret narrative is not only disrespectful to the narrative portions but also suggests a misguided approach to nonnarrative parts of the Bible. — Craig S. Keener
Bible Interpretation Sayings By Jeffrey Tayler: Not taking the Bible (or other texts based on 'revealed truths') literally leaves it up Not taking the Bible (or other texts based on 'revealed truths') literally leaves it up to the reader to cherry-pick elements for belief. There exists no guide for such cherry-picking, and zero religious sanction for it. — Jeffrey Tayler
Bible Interpretation Sayings By Dawn Flemington: Shakespeare said it this way: Even the devil can cite scripture for his purpose. Shakespeare said it this way: Even the devil can cite scripture for his purpose. — Dawn Flemington