Five Keys
Penn Clark


8.5 x 11 - 112 Pages
Subtitle: Learning How to Interpret the Bible With Integrity

There is a great need in the church today to study God's word, but there is an even greater need to learn how to study. We need more studies about how to study. Just as there are commonly held principles that guide almost everything we do-from using a chainsaw to using a sewing machine-there must be guiding principles about how to study and interpret the Bible. We need a set of objective rules of interpretation that we can apply whenever there is room for subjective conclusions. If we could agree on safe standards of interpretation, then perhaps we could approach the same text and come away with similar conclusion about what we just read. Some people may object to using any methodology for studying the Bible, saying that we only need to rely upon the Holy Spirit. In reality, though, we all use some kind of method to study, whether we know it or not, or whether it is safe or not. In fact, most of the really strange theology I have encountered through the years was supposed to have been given by the Holy Spirit, so I think we can fall into error anytime we lean too far in either direction. Some of these basic keys for study come from the scripture itself. Some are almost 2,000 years old, being widely accepted by most Christians from the beginning of the church, and some come from common sense. Just like the set of keys on the cover of this book, these keys come in a range of sizes, indicating the order of importance. Some keys are more prominent than the others, but each one is useful.

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  • ISBN: 978-1-63415-731-5
  • EBN: 1850
  • 85 Units in Stock
  • Published By: Other

This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 07 March, 2017.

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