Sunday, September 27, 2020

How Can Anyone Correctly Interpret the Bible?

Author Peter Lord was on a trip and waiting in the Salt Lake City airport for a connecting flight. A group of men, who were returning from a hunting trip, were waiting to board the same plane. 

After boarding the plane, one of the hunters got seated. He pulled out a book on prayer called Prayer 101 that he would be teaching in a class at his church. He had been praying God would show him how to teach it because he was confused about a few things and was nervous about leading the class.

Peter sat down next to him and introduced himself. “Hi, my name’s Peter Lord.”
With a puzzled look on his face, he said, “I’m Clint. That’s funny, I’m about to teach this book written by an author with the same name.” He showed him the cover.  Peter said, “Yes, I’m the author of that book.”

Clint almost fell out of his seat! He had asked God about how to teach the book and He answered his prayer by sending him the author! For the next two hours, Peter answered every question he had about how to teach it.

Some people say, “There are so many interpretations of the Bible that no one can know understand it. That’s not true. The Holy Spirit is the author of the Bible, and He is the only one who can correctly interpret it. “No prophecy of Scripture is a matter of one’s own interpretation . . . but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God” (2 Pet. 1:20-21).

The Holy Spirit can lead us to the correct interpretation, but we need to remove our preconceived ideas. For further study read “Guidelines in Interpreting Scripture.”
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BIBLE STUDY: Guidelines in Interpreting Scripture 

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