Category: Hermeneutic-Exegesis

The Christian Walk: A Blog Response On Obedience, Uprightness, The Nature Of Assurance, Etc. | Part Three

RETURN TO PART ONE, RETURN TO PART TWO PART THREE VI-A. The author then goes on to say: Note how Paul dealt with similar behavior in the Corinthian believers. They were sleeping with prostitutes, boasting about it, backbiting and arguing with each other, dragging each other to court to sue each other, and generally doing everything…

The Christian Walk: A Blog Response On Obedience, Uprightness, The Nature Of Assurance, Etc. | Part One

I. INTRODUCTION: The following commentary is a response to the content and comments found in the following blog.  This response is rather long but it is also quite thorough. I will try to be as succinct as possible, letting the abundance of Scripture speak for itself; however, some expounding is necessary. Also, when certain passages…

Hermeneutics: We Are All Taught By Someone…

The False Arguments: Most everyone who professes to believe in Christ, claims to derive their doctrines from God’s word… even the papists so claim. Most everyone likewise listens to teachers, to one degree or another, including those who warn against those who make use of the teachings of others. Seeing that the Bible specifically declares…

Hermeneutics: A Quick Biblical Test

QUESTION: What is the best way to (a) understand Scripture, (b) determine Biblical truth, and (c) settle doctrinal controversies/disputes? Is it to: 1. Rely primarily on the confessions, catechisms, and statements of faith drafted by men (especially, men ‘more faithful and learned‘ than you)? -or- 2. Rely primarily upon what ‘feels right,‘ what ‘personally resonates…

On “Necessary Consequences” and the ‘Grace-Circle’ Condemnation of Its Use…

A noted Sovereign Grace preacher had this to say about the (Reformed) viewpoint called “Necessary Consequences” (emphasis added): Perhaps you are scratching your heads, saying, “What on earth is the heresy of necessary consequence?” It is the doctrine which says that the Bible alone is our only rule of faith and practice, that is to…

Doctrinal Orthodoxy: Thoughts On Edification

Thoughts On Edification 2 Timothy 3:16-17 “All scripture [is] given by inspiration of God, and [is] profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.” To edify is essentially to build up, like one would a home or…