Originally Posted by Slug1
Originally Posted by keck553
Only if one uses inductive exegesis. Then they can make Scripture say anything.
Hmmmm, I think inductive exegesis is what makes scripture mean what it's true meaning is. Inductive exegesis is taking the whole book into account and also divide it with all other portions of the whole Bible that are relevant... if I understand inductive exegesis properly. It can also include the inclusion of history, culture, even religious setting, etc in the process of understanding of the scripture.
If we consider what Paul has to say in Rom. 1:18-32, he argues that all can come to a Monotheistic understanding by considering what is around them in the created order. If we consider what Paul further has to say in Romans 2, then we can see that all can also come to a moral understanding of behavior, also. This monotheism is echoed in the three major Faiths that emerged from that general area. Judaism, Christianity, and Islam all
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If the above verses are not about our Lord's second coming, then why was it necessary for Him to descend only halfway in
Updated May 12th 2014 at 01:18 PM by Trivalee
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Acts 1:3, “He also presented Himself alive after His suffering by many infallible proofs”
Acts 2:32, “This Jesus God has raised up, of which we are all witnesses”
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