INTERPRETING OUR WORLD

01252018 Thursday

“For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men, instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age (Titus 2:11-12).

For those seeking to follow Jesus, scripture is the filter through which we are to see, interpret, and understand the world. Sadly, instead of a timeless, historical, grammatical understanding of the text, there are those in the contemporary church that have turned to a method of interpretation known as “reader response.” That is, one’s own culture and context is now the lens through which the bible is read and understood. In other words, instead of an established, authoritative guide in matters of faith and practice, interpretation is now left to the individuals own likings and preferences. Absolute Truth is sacrificed for a truth of your own fashioning. The folly of those pursuing the rewrite of truth is that Absolute Truth remains whether it is acknowledged or not.

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