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Featured All scripture is God breathed ... when it's your interpretation.

Discussion in 'General Theology' started by Michael Collum, Jul 17, 2019.

  1. Michael Collum

    Michael Collum Everything began with a voice, use yours Supporter

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    All scripture is God breathed ... when it's your interpretation. Discuss.
     
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  2. Phil W

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    Even if it is misinterpreted, it is still of God, just misinterpreted.
     
  3. topher694

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  4. Ignatius the Kiwi

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    Sola Scriptura in a nutshell.
     
  5. Peter J Barban

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    OP has simplified things into confusion.

    First, there is revelation. The Bible is God-breathed, period.

    Second, there is interpretation. There can be many different interpretations of God's revelation. None of these are God-breathed. They are just human attempts at understanding.

    Third, there is application. Even if we agree on the interpretation of God's word, we may disagree on how to apply it. None of the applications are directly from God and likely have imperfections even though the revelation itself is perfect.
     
  6. Mathetes66

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    Haven't found that verse in the Bible. Must be a new interpretation.
     
  7. ewq1938

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    I believe that would be, "All interpretations are God breathed scripture ... when it's your interpretation of scripture."

    Basically, everyone thinks their position is correct and supported by God.
     
  8. GoldenKingGaze

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    The original scripts are God breathed, the objective truth. And good translations are objective truth. Although they had to interpret text to translate them.

    If the Spirit, the author teaches you his word then you are a winner.
     
  9. kcnalp

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    Seems to me that the most disliked "interpretations" of the Bible are probably right.

    Mt 7 Narrow is the way that leads to life and FEW there be who find it.
     
  10. GoldenKingGaze

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    Scripture interprets scripture, and we need consider apparent contradictions. Like from Revelation, a great multitude from all nations, tribes and tongues...
     
  11. DamianWarS

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    scripture is god-breathed, interpretation is another layer on top of scripture so whether it is of God or not depends on if said interpretation is from the Spirit or from man.
     
  12. kcnalp

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    Good point, but even if a billion get saved at that time it could still be said to be FEW compared with the billions who ever lived.
     
  13. Michael Collum

    Michael Collum Everything began with a voice, use yours Supporter

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    Good thread so far.

    The thought I had in terms of application was: When interpreting, consider the scripture of opposing interpretations, or phrases that resemble scripture.

    Though narrow is the way that few find, tunnel vision is not the way to it.
     
  14. Jipsah

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    Ah, you haven't Rightly Divided what that Scripture really means.
     
  15. Mathetes66

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    Ah, it isn't even a Scripture. Practice spiritual discernment, padawan.
     
  16. charsan

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    Describe Bible alone perfectly
     
  17. Soyeong

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    The Real Story Behind the Translation of 2 Timothy 3:16 - franknelte.net

    This article linked above has convinced me that this is the correct translation of 2 Timothy 3:16-17:

    "All God-breathed writing (is) profitable for teaching, for convincing evidence, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, so that the man of God is equipped to accomplish all good works."

    In other words, it puts the emphasis on just the words that have been specifically spoken God. However either way, the Mosaic Law is included in what these verses are referring to. In 2 Timothy 3:15, Paul referred to sacred writings that Timothy had available to him since childhood, which could only have referred to OT Scripture because the books of the NT hadn't been written yet.
     
  18. GoldenKingGaze

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    Important to note that the NT scriptures were checked first against the OT for truth and are from the same author.
     
  19. Soyeong

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    That was not to say that the books of the NT were not inspired by God, just that it wasn't what Paul speaking about in those verses. If the NT Scriptures were checked first against the OT for truth, then we should not interpret the NT as saying things that are contrary to the OT.
     
  20. charsan

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    Actually many different authors, same inspirationer :)
     
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