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Rule 3 How to Interpret the Bible Correctly John 3:5

The Nugget: Joh 3:5  Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. (KJV) Joh 3:5 Jesus answered, “I tell you the … Continue reading

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Bible Interpretation Rule 3 another example

I think I learn more when I encounter a viewpoint I have not heard before. I hope you do too. This post is more controversial, but I think I can marshal enough evidence to both make and prove my point. … Continue reading

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Bible Interpretation Rule 3

3. When you come across figurative expressions in the Bible, look for the literal truth they are intended to convey or emphasize. There are many different figures of speech in the Bible. I have indexed nearly 200 different figures of … Continue reading

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Bible Interpretation Rule 2

2. Interpret literally unless the resulting interpretation is an absurdity, or in the case of the Bible, an interpretation out of harmony with and contradictory to the teaching found elsewhere in the Bible. But be very careful what you identify … Continue reading

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Bible Interpretation Rule 1

1. Interpret literally in all cases unless the text or context clearly demonstrates that other than a literal interpretation is required and intended by the author. This rule of interpretation holds true for just about everything you read or hear. … Continue reading

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