Who Makes the Rules? The Sovereignty of God

Way back in 1989 the Christian artist Steven Curtis Chapman wrote one of his hit songs entitled, Who Makes the Rules.  The chorus reads like this: Who makes the rules for me and you When it’s wrong or right is it black and white? Who makes the rules for me and you; It’s our life […]

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The Reformation: A Matter of Interpretation, Part 2

The Dark Age and the Medieval Period (c. 300-1517 AD) Although literal, normal interpretation did exist during this period, the prevailing form of interpretation was that of allegorical, which was strictly employed by the Roman Catholic Church. The Roman church’s interpretive method is described well in the following: …‘The literal sense is that which the […]

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Finding and Following God’s Will, or, How Cessationists May Know and Do the Will of God, Part 2

In my last post I began putting forth my understanding of and belief in the idea that the sign gifts of the first century have ceased in this dispensation, a belief known as cessationism.  This belief includes the understanding that the canon of Scripture is complete and closed.  I ended my last post with my […]

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Diversity, Biblical Interpretation, and Sunrise over the Atlantic | drcone.com

My good friend Dr. Chris Cone has written some excellent observations concerning how we interpret and apply Scripture in our lives.  Its worth some time and consideration. Diversity, Biblical Interpretation, and Sunrise over the Atlantic | drcone.com.

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Hermeneutics and the Spiritual Life

One’s hermeneutic practice is a topic of vital importance.  Everyone has a hermeneutic practice whether they know it or not and whether they are able to explain it or not.  What is the term hermeneutic(s) you may ask.  Good question. The term hermeneutic (hur ma noo tik) may be defined as the science of interpretation, […]

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Israel and the Church: Does One Equal the Other, Part 2

  In a previous post (June 25, 2012) I began sharing many of the distinctions between Israel and the Church.  In particular, I simply shared twelve of the twenty-four contrasts that were identified by Dr. Lewis Sperry Chafer in the fourth volume of his Systematic Theology, and, in some cases, clarified or refined by Dr. Arnold […]

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