One of the best classes you can take in Bible college is Biblical Hermeneutics – how to study the Bible for correct interpretation and application of God’s Truth. The next two Teaching Notes will look at some of the basic aspects of Hermeneutics.
[These notes are from a message preached 40 years ago. The notes are in outline form.]
A. The Bible is worth studying.
B. Certain factors are involved in basic study of the Scriptures.
- It should be inductive (objective and impartial) rather than deductive (subjective and prejudicial).
- It should be direct and independent.
- It should be personal in nature.
- It should be comprehensive.
- It should be sincere.
- It should be assimilated into life.
- It should be reverent.
C. The first step of inductive Bible study is Observation.
It is the act or faculty of taking notice; the act or result of considering or marking attentively; the art of seeing things as they really are.
D. There are three requisites of Observation.
- The will to observe.
- Exactness in observation.
- Persistence in observation.
[Thank you for reading these teaching notes from 40 years ago. My prayer is they will be a blessing to you and your ministry.]