Archive for the 'Bibliology and hermeneutics' Category

The Fallout

This is the eighth and final post in a series on inspiration, inerrancy, and hermeneutics. So anyway what about the Fall? If no one human is the cause for our sinful natures, what is? Depravity for me is summed up by self-centered living, which is inexcusable for a species that has achieved consciousness of the […]

Friday, February 15th, 2008

Case Study: the Fall

This is the seventh in a series of posts on inspiration, inerrancy, and hermeneutics. The traditional doctrines of the Fall and of Original Sin teach that the first human’s first sin caused a rupture in the whole race’s ability to interact with God. How the death that Adam experienced because of his sin was passed […]

Monday, February 11th, 2008

The authority of Scripture

This is the sixth of a series of posts on inspiration, inerrancy, and hermeneutics. Preliminary Remarks The purpose of these next few posts is to examine my perspective of the doctrine of the Fall, and specifically how it is influenced by my view of the Bible. The purpose of this post is apologetic rather than […]

Friday, February 8th, 2008

The Literary-Generic Principle

This is the fifth of a series of posts on inspiration, inerrancy, and hermeneutics. The Importance of Determining Genre Because the Bible is a compilation of literary works, in order to get the sense of it, we must interpret each of them in the manner in which it was intended, viz. according to the appropriate […]

Sunday, January 20th, 2008

Inerrancy vs. Infallibility

This is the fourth of a series of posts on inspiration, inerrancy, and hermeneutics. In the discussion of the mode of the Bible’s inspiration I pointed out that the Bible is a compilation of literary contributions empowered by God and intended to thoroughly equip His people for every good work. My main point could be […]

Tuesday, January 15th, 2008

The nature of inspiration and the purpose of Scripture

This is the third of a series of posts on inspiration, inerrancy, and hermeneutics. We can summarize the previous discussion by saying that 2 Timothy 3:15-17 teaches that these writings collectively known as the Bible have been infused with the breath of life from God’s own lips, and we may confidently infer that the Bible […]

Friday, January 11th, 2008

What is “inspiration”?

This is the second of a series of posts on inspiration, inerrancy, and hermeneutics. This leads us to the specific meaning of the word theopneustos. The phrase “inspired by God” seeks to render this enigmatic near hapax legomenon which is a compound adjective with the components theos ‘God’ and pneustos ‘breathed’, represented quite literally in […]

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008