Practicing Hermeneutical Acrobats

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basic mathThere are certain doctrines in Scripture that I consider patently obvious and foundational to the Christian faith. When Scripture is read naturally, even a child concludes rightly what Scripture teaches about those doctrines. Unfortunately, it seems to me that more and more, children unknowingly practice better hermeneutics when they read Scripture than the most learned “scholars,” simply because they read Scripture in its plain sense – thus keeping them within the confines of Christian orthodoxy.

Scholars though, tend to spend their days stretching and flexing their hermeneutical acrobats in pursuit of something new under the sun. Consequently, many of them become heretics.… Continue reading

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