How to Understand the Bible Correctly (3)

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In my previous post, we looked at the importance of understanding words, phrases and terms as the early believers understood them. This guards us from wrongly applying our modern eyes without considering the original hearer's worldview. Theologians call this "eisigesis" or reading into the Scripture.

Instead of letting God's Word speak for itself (exegesis), we put words into God's Word because of our preconceived biases as modern readers.

In this post, we're going to deal with the "literal" interpretation and its supremacy over the symbolical. We will also consider, however, when not to use the literal and the instances when both are acceptable in understanding the Bible.

May you be blessed as you read this post!

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