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You don't want to be one of *those* people, do you? You know, the ones who collect heresies like they were beanie babies because they make the Bible say what they want it to.
To coin a phrase from Bill Clinton's 1992 presidential campaign, "It's the hermenuetic, Dummy." Okay, maybe I tweaked that quote, but just as the economy was the big issue that needed to be addressed by the incumbent in '92, mainstream Christianity's interpretive method is in some ways a major problem that needs to be tackled today.
We don't need more of the same, we need to recover what we've lost as the Body of Messiah, and to get there we must seek the authors' original intent when studying the scriptures.
- What makes for good hermenuetics
- The dangers of the ultra-literal method and the allegorical method
- Why Leviathan and the beast kingdoms of prophecy are symbolic
- How there can be two Yahwehs in the Bible
- How we've misinterpreted the New Testament to justify changing the Sabbath