Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Interpreting Scripture

Scandal of Particularity lists 9 theses on interpreting Scripture, which got me thinking.

I generally take Scripture to be God speaking in literally in the words presented to us in the texts. Another pole to this definition is that Scripture is something of a contract between us and God. God inspired the writers. The writers wrote in their voice and words. God took ownership of what the writers said and has pledged to us that He would respect the words of the writers, thus we can depend on those words.

However, God is not constrained by the words or writings. Rather, since they are created by his inspiration, they given him as much free reign as he needs in fulfilling this contract and yet remain true to his original providential designs.


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