Reputedly conservative churches and educational institutions are embracing a counterfeit hermeneutic that is a prescription for doctrinal anarchy.
In the first article of this series, we described sound principles for interpreting Scripture — principles based on the Word of God itself. As neo-liberalism has infiltrated reputedly conservative institutions during the past few decades, many seminaries and churches have abandoned these principles.
This month's Article of the Month is part of a series on Scripture and from the pen of Dr. Paul M. Elliott of "Teaching the Word Ministries". The issue that Dr. Elliott has written about is one that has and continues to negatively effect many churches, reaching across denominational lines. According to the 'Hermeneutic of Trust', there can be disagreements about the meaning of any biblical passage but still be mutually 'true', even if they are diametrically opposed.
This type of view denies absolute truth for the post-modern idea that truth is relative, i.e., truth depends upon what any individual or group decides what is true. This sounds illogical, doesn't it? Well, it is illogical and contrary to the inspired, infallible and inerrant Word of God. The article itself is quite brief but rich in content. Do read it carefully and prayerfully due to its inherent importance to God's people everywhere.
You can jump right to this month's article by clicking here: What is the 'Hermeneutic of Trust' and Why is it Dangerous?
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In His service and grace,