Samuel Oluka

Basic rules and principles of Bible interpretation

Just as Surgeons, Lawyers, Accountants, Engineers etc., have rules that guide and govern them while they practice their professions. So it is with the Preacher and Teacher of the Word of God. If a surgeon breaches the rules of his engagement this could lead to loss of life, if a lawyer breaches their rules, they might end up losing a case, if an engineer does not follow their rules, whatever they are constructing will end of being compromised and eventually resulting in loss of life.
So it is with the teacher and the preacher of the word of God. There are rules and principles of Bible interpretation one needs to abide by. If one breaches these rules and principles, Peter cautions that, “…those who are ignorant and unstable have twisted his letters to mean something quite different, just as they do with other parts of Scripture. And this will result in their destruction.” (2 Peter 3:16). Therefore, In order to “correctly explains the Word of Truth.” (2 Tim. 2:15), there are some basic rules and principles a preacher and teacher of the Word of God needs to be familiar with.
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