The Weekend Question: Hermeneutics

When I had originally began this blog I had began posting a series of posts called “The Weekend Question” where I wanted to hear the opinion from my readers as well as strike some discussion on various biblical topics. I thought that I would begin this again. Please feel free to take the poll and leave a comment if you’d like to elaborate on your answer.

What heremeneutic (method of interpretation) do you employ when reading the bible especially in light of the law and prophecy. There are many views which christians adhere to. This is an important question since it directs the way we approach the text since it provides a presupposition prior to interpreting the scriptures. While there are many views, amongst evangelicals, here are the primary: Dispensationalism, Progressive Dispensationalism, Covenant Theology and New Covenant Theology.

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One thought on “The Weekend Question: Hermeneutics

  1. Hmmm…. maybe I’m being harsh but it seems to me the words “progressive” and “dispensationalism” put together form an oxymoron… I’d like to think Christ breaking down the wall of partition (Ephesians 2) between Jew and Gentile was progress and not a temporary parenthesis put in by God as some sort of Plan B* till the wall of partition comes back in some imagined Jewish Millennium… if Germany rebuilt the Berlin Wall would that be called progress? how is a return to animal sacrifices and a human priesthood “progress”? Where in the Book of Hebrews is there the slightest hint that there would be a return to animal sacrifices or to a human priesthood? Where in the Book of Hebrews is there any mention of “physical land promises” understood in a dispensational way? Doesn’t Hebrews 11 (verses 8-10,13-16) tell us what Abraham and the patriarchs were expecting?

    * does God ever need a Plan B? can He be surprised by anything?

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