A Sound Principle

from Jan 16, 2014 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

Here’s an excerpt from A Sound Principle, R.C. Sproul Jr.’s contribution to the January issue of Tabletalk:

Good exegesis will tell us that bad conclusions do not burst forth de novo from bad exegesis. It is valuable, important, even potent for us to have a good grasp of sound hermeneutical principles, to be on our guard against bad hermeneutical principles. We are easily led astray, and sound hermeneutics are like bread crumbs leading us back to the straight and narrow path.

We are, however, reading our Bible with rose-colored glasses if we think that all or even most of our interpretive failures stem from ignorance or misinformation. That is, we are guilty of the modernist conceit when we think that education is always the cure for what ails us.

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