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How to tell when Biblical authors are drawing conclusions to their previous arguments

Every verse beginning with the word “For” requires us to trace the connection: usually it has the force of “because,” supplying proof of a preceding statement. 181 more words

Arthur W. Pink

Example 2 Of interpreting scripture in context

The parable recorded in Luke 15:3-32, cannot possibly be interpreted aright if its context be ignored. What needless perplexity has been occasioned and diversity among the commentators concerning the identity of the ninety-nine sheep left in the wilderness (defined as “just persons who need no repentance”) and the “elder son” (who complained at the generous treatment accorded his brother), through failure to use the key we observe that this one parable (in three parts) was not spoken by Christ to the disciples, but addressed to His enemies. 322 more words

Arthur W. Pink

Example 1 Of interpreting scripture in context

Much help is obtained in ascertaining the precise significance of certain expressions by observing the circumstances and occasion of their utterance. Through failure to do so, many a sermonizer has failed to perceive the real force of those well-known words… 187 more words

Arthur W. Pink

When interpreting scripture pay close attention to context

4. The need for paying close attention to the context is also a matter of first importance. Not only must each statement of Scripture be explained in full harmony with the general Analogy of Faith, but more specifically, in complete agreement with the plain sense and tenor of the passage of which it forms a part. 152 more words

Arthur W. Pink

No scripture is to be interpreted without regard to the relation in which it stands to other parts

Let it, then, be settled in the mind of the expositor that no scripture is to be interpreted without regard to the relation in which it stands to other parts. 173 more words

Arthur W. Pink

Ecclesiastes: Cynicism or "Existential Realism"?

As far as books of the Bible are concerned, Ecclesiastes is not typically considered to be a favorite amongst laypersons. From the second verse of the book, we are thrust into a work that is shocking, scary, disheartening, and even depressing. 1,594 more words

Existentialism

No doctrine is to be founded on a single passage

No verse is to be explained in a manner which conflicts with what is taught, plainly and uniformly, in the Scriptures as a whole, and which whole is set before us as the alone rule of our faith and obedience. 183 more words

Arthur W. Pink