GRBC will not have an evening service tonight, Dec. 29, 2013.
Archive for December, 2013
John 1:9 may not be as clear an example as other texts, but I think it is highly relevant, assuming my understanding of “the true Light” carries any weight. If it does, it is evidence of how words and phrases utilized by the Gospel authors can be packed with Old Testament inference and examples of how the Apostles followed their Lord’s hermeneutical lead. In John 1:9, we read, “There was [ Read More ]
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Colossians 1:12-14 and Exodus Typology Introductory thoughts on typology: A type is a historical person, place, institution, or event that was designed by God to point to a future historical person, place, institution, or event. That to which types point is always greater than the type itself. Types are both like and unlike their anti-types. Colossians 1:12-14 and exodus typology: 12 giving thanks [ Read More ]
Part I. Part II. b. Jesus taught hermeneutics We will explore this a bit more in the lectures, but for now it will serve our purposes to note that the writers of the New Testament, inspired by the Holy Spirit of truth (i.e., the Spirit of the exalted Christ), end up following Jesus’ own principles of Bible interpretation. Why is this? The simple answer is that he [ Read More ]
Here is Part I. a. Jesus learned hermeneutics Who is the greatest theologian ever, the greatest interpreter of Scripture ever? Is it Paul, Augustine, Calvin, Owen, Turretin, Bavinck? Is it someone in our own day? Or could it be that the greatest is yet to come? Though there have been, are, and will be many great theologians, I think there is only one greatest theologian and I think [ Read More ]
Here is a brief section from lectures on Biblical Theology to be delivered in January. Inner-Biblical Exegesis: The Bible on the Bible In this section of the lectures, an attempt is made to look at how the Bible interprets the Bible. Because the New Testament use of the Old is a more familiar subject to most students, we will start by looking at various passages in the New [ Read More ]