Biblical Truths We Must Adhere To:
Interpretation and Application Are Always with Respect to Whom It Is Addressed

Biblical Truths We Must Adhere To: Interpretation and Application Are Always with Respect to Whom It Is Addressed

    “Mail call!” The sound of those two words became music to my ears. I was in an eight-week United States Air Force Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program the summer before my senior year in college. Every day after the noon meal, the training instructor would announce mail call, and we would go to the… Continue Reading

Biblical Truths We Must Adhere To:
Difficult Verse Must Be Understood in Light of the Clear Verses

Biblical Truths We Must Adhere To: Difficult Verse Must Be Understood in Light of the Clear Verses

    One of the Biblical truths we must adhere to as workmen of the Word is to understand a difficult verse in light of the clear verses on the same subject. One scripture alone may be apparently difficult to comprehend, but it doesn’t need to remain that way when clearly and readily understood verses can help… Continue Reading

The Scripture Interprets Itself: In the Context

The Scripture Interprets Itself: In the Context

     In this Keys to Biblical Research series, we’ve looked at specific ways the Scripture interprets itself in the verse. Now we’ll look at another way the Scripture interprets itself: In the context.      Thinking about context reminds me of John Adams, the second president of the United States of America. He stood for freedom of religion… Continue Reading

The Scripture Interprets Itself:
In the Verse—The Words Must Be in Harmony with the Verse As Well As with All the Scriptures Relating to the Subject

The Scripture Interprets Itself: In the Verse—The Words Must Be in Harmony with the Verse As Well As with All the Scriptures Relating to the Subject

     In recent issues of The Way Magazine we have considered that the Scripture interprets itself in the verse—right where it is written, and a word or words must be interpreted according to Biblical usage. As workmen of the Word, we must also understand that the words must be in harmony with the verse as well… Continue Reading

The Scripture Interprets Itself:
In the Verse—Scripture Build-up, or Narrative Development

The Scripture Interprets Itself: In the Verse—Scripture Build-up, or Narrative Development

     One of the ways the Scripture interprets itself in the verse is by way of scripture build-up, or narrative development. One scripture may not tell all the details regarding a section of scripture. Scripture build-up means that several passages of scripture on an identical incident or subject may augment the information given in each other.… Continue Reading

The Scripture Interprets Itself: In the Verse—A Word or Words Must Be Interpreted according to Biblical Usage

The Scripture Interprets Itself: In the Verse—A Word or Words Must Be Interpreted according to Biblical Usage

     The King James Version of the Bible was completed in 1611, nearly four hundred years ago. And although the truth of the Word of God hasn’t changed, language does change over time. During the time the King James Version was being translated, William Shakespeare also wrote some of his works. Look at this blessing for… Continue Reading

Sowing Seeds of Truth

Sowing Seeds of Truth

     “Don’t forget to sow the seeds,” my husband called out to me as I left the house one Thursday morning. “Absolutely!” I responded. I was excited and encouraged by the abundance of seeds of truth I had with me. Soon, I would have more seeds from God’s Word to sow. I was on my way… Continue Reading

Enjoy Reading God’s Word

Enjoy Reading God’s Word

     There are many things to be enjoyed in life. I enjoy eating a delicious meal with family and friends, listening to relaxing music at the end of a busy day, and gazing out of a window at a multicolored sunset in the Ohio sky. However, no matter how much I enjoy doing these things, nothing… Continue Reading

God’s Word—Our Steady Diet

God’s Word—Our Steady Diet

     When I was growing up, my mom made sure our family had nutritious meals. She saw to it that we had a good breakfast, usually eggs and toast, or cereal with fruit in it. She packed our lunches every day with sandwiches, fruit, and a snack, and we had a great supper when we all… Continue Reading

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