It is essential that we follow the authorial intent approach to interpreting the Bible.
God gave us his Word to ________ us.
What happens when we “discover” deep, secret meanings that the authors never intended?
Before a passage can be applied to a modern audience, one must try to see how the biblical author wanted his original audience to apply the meaning of the passage.
When we use the term “author” in conjunction with the Bible, we are referring to:
The Holy Spirit helps believers understand and apply the meaning that is already present in the biblical text.
In what verse does Paul indicate that “all Scripture is God‐breathed”?
Step four of the interpretive journey seeks to answer which question:
The Holy Spirit’s work of bringing believers to understand and receive the truth of Scripture continues to this day, even though his work of inspiration is finished.
Meanings should be assigned to important words on the basis of how exciting they will sound in your lesson or sermon.
The term “inspiration” refers to the Holy Spirit’s work in the lives of the human authors of Scripture with the result that they wrote what God wanted to communicate.
When we misapply the Bible, no harm is done since most people don’t even realize when a text is being misapplied.
Real‐world scenarios should accurately reflect the meaning of the biblical text, but they do not need to be relevant to contemporary life.
Will people without the Spirit accept the truth of the Bible and apply it to their lives?
Your spiritual maturity affects your ability to hear the voice of the Spirit in the Scriptures.
If we never suggest ways to make our applications specific, people may not know exactly how to live out the message of the Bible in the down and dirty of real life.
We need to make our interpretive choices and hold our interpretive convictions with humility.
God gives us his Spirit to help us understand what he has said in his Word.
Bible knowledge is enough; people should not respond to the Bible in obedience. That would be “legalism.”
Step three of the interpretive journey seeks to answer which question:
Which of the following determines word meaning:
You should avoid making overly specific applications because that might come across as arrogance or legalism.
There is little difference between meaning and application.
The Greek word for “inspired” is related to the Greek word for “spirit.”
Step two of the interpretive journey seeks to answer which question:
When making an interpretive decision, we need to “stick to our guns” and oppose all interpretations that are not in agreement with ours.
Context should be considered when determining word meaning, but it is not absolutely necessary.
Steps 1‐4 of the interpretive journey deal with the ________ of the text. Step 5 deals with the
God’s Word remains relevant because:
When applying a biblical passage, it is helpful to discover a parallel situation in a contemporary context.
What is the term that refers to our response to the meaning of a text.
Since they are not filled with the Spirit, unbelievers cannot understand anything that they read in the Bible.
The Spirit helps believers to find new meanings in the biblical text.
It is possible to know what the Bible means, yet fail to apply it and live it out.
Can persons without the Spirit understand the meaning of a biblical passage?
The Holy Spirit is all you need to make a valid interpretation of every Scripture passage you study.
refers to the response of the reader to the meaning of the text.
In what verse does Jesus tell his disciples that the Holy Spirit will “guide you into all the truth”?
Step one of the interpretive journey seeks to answer which question:
Which term refers to the Spirit’s ongoing work of bringing believers to understand and receive the truth of Scripture?
Discuss the different approaches to translating Old Testament Law. What observations are made by Duvall & Hays regarding the “covenant context” of the Law, specifically the Mosaic Covenant? How do these observations help you to study, apply, and even obey passages contained in the law? Your essay must contain at least three full‐developed paragraphs, and support your discussion with Scripture when necessary.
List the five steps of the Interpretive Journey and explain each step in as much detail as possible. Your essay must contain at least five fully‐developed paragraphs.