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Much erroneous teaching has resulted from failure to heed simple rules that pertain to interpreting parables

As intimated above, much erroneous teaching has resulted from failure to heed those simple rules. Thus, certain theologians who are basically unsound on the Atonement have argued from the parable of the prodigal son that, since no sacrifice was needed to reconcile him to the Father or provide access to the bosom of His love, God pardons absolutely, out of pure compassion. 162 more words

Arthur W. Pink

Is Solomon the bad guy in the Song of Songs? Eisegesis?

Many people wrongly put Solomon’s sins that happened at the end of his life as characteristic of his whole life from start to finish (this is called eisegeting the text or the process of interpreting a text or portion of text in such a way that the process introduces one’s own presuppositions, agendas, or biases into the Song and ought not to be done), therefore he is sleeping with all his wives all his life and then conclude that Solomon in the Song must be the bad lustful king. 714 more words

Song Of Songs

It is important to obtain a right understanding of the parabolical representation itself, since it supplies the basis of the spiritual instruction

Fourth, it is important to obtain a right understanding of the parabolical representation itself, since it supplies the basis of the spiritual instruction. Unless we understand the natural allusion, we cannot give a satisfactory exposition of the language in which it is set forth. 179 more words

Arthur W. Pink

The Danger of 'Proof Texting' Scripture

I remember how easy it was as a new youth pastor to search out ‘proof texts.’  Teens would have questions and I was more than happy to find a verse with the answer. 845 more words

Spiritual Growth

We must seek to determine Christ’s principal aim of the chief moral lesson which He intended to enforce in each parable

Third, it is equally apparent that we must seek to determine Christ’s principal aim of the chief moral lesson which He intended to enforce in each one: yet that obvious duty is much neglected. 82 more words

Arthur W. Pink

The parable as an illustrative picture

First, the parable, as an illustrative picture, can only present its subject partially. No picture can give every aspect or exhibit every side of its object, any more than an architect’s “ground plan” of a building shows its second and third stories, far less depict it as when completed—though it might suggest something of them. 75 more words

Arthur W. Pink

Parables are virtually word pictures

The children’s definition that “a parable is an earthly story with a heavenly meaning” expresses the general idea. It is a form of teaching whereby spiritual things are represented under sensible images. 77 more words

Arthur W. Pink