Traditional versus Dispensational Interpretation

The traditional method of Scriptural interpretation used by Protestants is well summed by the London Baptist Confession of Faith (1689), Chapter 1, Article 9: Historic Baptist/Protestant View The infallible rule of interpretation of Scripture is the Scripture itself; and therefore when there is a question about the true and full sense of any Scripture (which … Continue reading Traditional versus Dispensational Interpretation

Interpreting Galatians

Tom Schreiner has re-released an updated edition of his work: Interpreting the Pauline Epistles. I'm working through the book as I study the Epistle to the Galatians. Literary Genre: Letter In the first chapter, Dr. Schreiner briefly discusses different literary genres, and concludes, obviously, that the 13 epistles of Paul are of the 'letter genre'. … Continue reading Interpreting Galatians

Hermeneutics of Baptist Covenant Theology

Press the PLAY button below to hear a lecture from Dr. Fred Malone on the hermeneutics that led him to become a Baptist. This sermon provides a good basic overview of hermeneutics - the science of interpretation and serves as a good polemic against paedo-baptism. Dr. Malone explains that Evangelical and Reformed hermeneutic principles, consistently … Continue reading Hermeneutics of Baptist Covenant Theology

AW Pink on Biblical Interpretation, part 6

The need of interpreting Scripture by Scripture The general principle is expressed in the well-known words "comparing spiritual things with spiritual" (1 Cor. 2:13), for while the preceding clause has reference more especially to the Divine inspiration by which the apostle taught, as the authoritative mouthpiece of the Lord, yet both verses 12 and 14 … Continue reading AW Pink on Biblical Interpretation, part 6

Barcellos on Hermeneutics

The Midwest Center for Theological studies is a local Baptist Church based ministerial training academy of the Heritage Baptist Church of Owensboro, KY. MCTS provides local and distance learning students with the finest theological training, aimed at preparing men of God to serve their local congregations. MCTS has a high academic reputation and it is … Continue reading Barcellos on Hermeneutics

Berkhof on Theological Interpretation

Louis Berkhof was a Reformed theologian best known for his Systematic Theology (1932). He taught for almost four decades at Calvin Theological Seminary and served as its president from 1931-1944. In his work on systematic theology Berkhof followed in the line of John Calvin and embraced the development of Reformed theology by the Dutch theologians … Continue reading Berkhof on Theological Interpretation

Berkhof on Historical Interpretation

Louis Berkhof was a Reformed theologian best known for his Systematic Theology (1932). He taught for almost four decades at Calvin Theological Seminary and served as its president from 1931-1944. In his work on systematic theology Berkhof followed in the line of John Calvin and embraced the development of Reformed theology by the Dutch theologians … Continue reading Berkhof on Historical Interpretation

Berkhof on Grammatical Interpretation

Louis Berkhof was a Reformed theologian best known for his Systematic Theology (1932). He taught for almost four decades at Calvin Theological Seminary and served as its president from 1931-1944. In his work on systematic theology Berkhof followed in the line of John Calvin and embraced the development of Reformed theology by the Dutch theologians … Continue reading Berkhof on Grammatical Interpretation

Berkhof on Basic Bible Interpretation

Louis Berkhof was a Reformed theologian best known for his Systematic Theology (1932). He taught for almost four decades at Calvin Theological Seminary and served as its president from 1931-1944. In his work on systematic theology Berkhof followed in the line of John Calvin and embraced the development of Reformed theology by the Dutch theologians … Continue reading Berkhof on Basic Bible Interpretation