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How Should I Interpret the Bible? The Traditional View of God

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We always like to start out with the Word of God, and today's Bible verse is Psalm 119:18 which reads: "Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law."

Today's quote about the Bible is from Miles Coverdale. He said: "It will greatly help you to understand scripture if you note – not only what is spoken and written, but of whom and to whom, with what words, at what time, where, to what intent, with what circumstances, considering what goes before and what follows."

Today, we are going to continue our overview of some topics that will help us as we study the Bible throughout future episodes.

Our topic for today is titled: "How Should I Interpret the Bible? The Traditional View of God” from the book, "The Promise and the Blessing" by  Michael A. Harbin.

In contrast to the modern school, the traditional approach takes the view that God, by His nature, may intervene in space-time history on occasion, and in fact is recorded as having done so. Further, the traditional view maintains that a number of subordinate or lesser spiritual beings have also appeared or intervened in space-time history. Some of these lesser beings are fallen angels who oppose God (thus the issue of evil), a concept the liberal school in general does not seem to understand or at least does not accept.


On our next broadcast, we will look at "Why We Study the Bible According to the Traditional View.”