A Journey Of Revelation Of The Bible Essay

1531 Words Nov 20th, 2016 7 Pages
Our course has been a journey of revelation of how and why we study the ancient of all texts, The Bible. There has been a focus to our inquiry, but it has not excluded other ways and means of study. Instead, it has incorporated them into an expanded experience to gain new depth of study. From the basics of a complete and careful exegesis, inclusion of epistemological insights, and using sound hermeneutics which bring discernment, we have been called to stand in the post-Pentecostal era using the Light of Spirit as the guide. This course has led us to glean ways to enter our study of Scripture by first acknowledging that the Bible is indeed God incarnate in written form. That idea alone creates reverence for approaching the text. The highest aim for hermeneutics is to not just see scripture more clearly, nor to speak about it more clearly, but rather to be transformed into the expression of scripture. In appreciation of the purpose of the work done by God at Pentecost, we understand we are encountering the Spirit. As we do this, we take all that we have held tightly and yield it to His refining, transformational power. Along this journey, there have been significant implications to consider. The relationship between author, text and reader is an important starting place. The importance of authorial intent has caused debate and a variety of opinions in the literary world. And while the Bible does contain beautiful literature, that is not the sole purpose, nor the…

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