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Is Your ‘Hermeneutical House’ a Safe Place to Live?

Here is a good article that discusses hermeneutical methodology and why it is important to use a proper, sound, hermeneutical method when interpreting scripture.

 

 

by Dr. Paul M. Elliott

The principles and methodology of hermeneutics are like the unseen supports of a house – the foundation under the basement, the wood inside the walls. If we employ sound principles carefully and consistently, our system of doctrine will be sound. Spiritually speaking, our doctrine will be a house that is a safe one in which to live.

Imagine for a moment that you own a house, and have been living in it happily for many years. But something strange has happened to the house. From time to time through the years, cracks have appeared in the basement floor and walls. Perhaps you’ve had to patch them because water came in through the cracks when it rained. You’ve also noticed cracks from time to time in your living room walls. Perhaps you’ve had to plaster them and re-paint the room to keep those fissures from becoming unsightly. Or, perhaps you’ve gotten tired of patching and painting and decided to cover the whole problem with wallpaper instead.

 

 

Read the entire article here or download the PDF.

  1. September 25, 2014 at 6:04 am

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