Why Is Interpretation Needed?

Lesson 6: May 2-May 8, 2020

Read for This Week’s StudyLuke 24:36–451 Cor. 12:101 Cor. 14:26Acts 17:16–32John 12:4243.

Memory Text: “But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him” (Hebrews 11:6, NKJV).

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To read the Bible also means to interpret the Bible. But how do we do that? What principles do we use? How, for instance, do we deal with the different kinds of writing we find there? For example, is the passage we’re reading a parable, a prophetic-symbolic dream, or a historical narrative? The decision of such an important question of the context of Scripture involves an act of interpretation itself.

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