Tools to Biblical Discovery

November 25, 2012

Topic Notes


  • What is hermeneutics?
  • Continuation of C-R-A-C-K-E-D, a way to solve Bible Contradictions
    • Context
    • Revealed
    • Author’s Intention
    • Credibility
    • Knit Together
  • God’s Word MUST BE REVEALED to be understood
  • The Bible is powerful to believers but foolish to non-believers
  • Just like any area in life, the right tool makes a difference
  • What tool is essential to understanding the Bible
  • Daniel 9 rightly predicts the year of Jesus’ death
  • Biblical Prophesy also gives an “address” that points to Jesus as the Messiah
  • John 11:47-48 shows how even knowledgeable people can be blinded
  • Prayer is hugely important in reading scripture
  • Bible Contradiction
    • Hydro-logical Cycle
    • Ecclesiastes 1:7 All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full; unto the place from whence the rivers come, thither they return again
    • Job 38:22 Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? or hast thou seen the treasures of the hail?
    • Problem: Storehouses are not part of the cycle
  • 2 Peter 1:19-21 The Bible was written by men, carried along by the Holy Spirit
  • Bible Contradiction? John 13:23 – Did Jesus not love the other disciples? Know the Author’s Intent
  • Bible Contradiction? Proverbs 26:27 – Is this literal? What is the Author’s Intent?
  • 1 Cor 15:29 is this meant to establish doctrine? What was the Author’s Intent?

  • Continued discussion of Author’s Intent
  • Jeremiah 17:4 vs Jeremiah 3:12 – Did God just contradict Himself? Understand the Author’s Intention
  • Proverbs 26:4 vs Proverbs 26:5 – Contradiction? Remember the Author’s Intention.
  • What is the Author’s Intent for the book of Revelation?
  • Other verses that seem strange:
    • John 21:25
    • Matt 20:29-34 vs. Mark 10:46-52
    • Genesis 17 – God blessed the marriage of Abraham and Sara, half-siblings (see Genesis 20:12) vs Leviticus 20:17 and Deuteronomy 27:22
  • Mark 3:28-29 Unforgivable sin vs 1 John 1:9 All sin is forgivable
  • Psalm 112:1-3 vs Matt 19:24


This show originally aired November 25th, 2012