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 […]
Dispensationalism is a product of the consistent application of the Reformation hermeneutic.
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 […]
The Reformation became necessary because the faulty hermeneutic adopted by Augustine and eventually the Roman Catholic Church.
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 […]
How do cessationists propose we know the will of God?
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.
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, […]
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 […]
Israel and the Church are two distinct entities with two distinct purposes in God’s plan for the ages.