A02 How Do You Read
Part of series Agape
The Bible often seems to throw up apparent contradictions to the reader. Take for example:
Luke 22:36 Then He said to them, "But now, he who has a money bag, let him take it, and likewise a knapsack; and he who has no sword, let him sell his garment and buy one.
In the above text Jesus tells his disciples to buy a sword just before his death, but then on the night He was taken He said to Peter:
Matt 26:52 But Jesus said to him, "Put your sword in its place, for all who take the sword will perish by the sword.
How do we resolve these apparent conflicts? It is not enough to read the Bible, we must know how to read it so it will make sense and this is the question Jesus put to a lawyer.
Luke 10:26 He said unto him, What is written in the law? how readest thou?
This presentation looks at some key guidelines for reading the Bible that will resolve these apparent contradictions. This is important in our study of the character of God because there are many apparent contradictions that need to be resolved.
Presenter: Gary Hullquist