Jesus, You and the Essentials of Christianity - 8 How NOT to interpret the Bible
Where does Life’s Compass Point? Jesus, You, and the Essentials of Christianity
Episode 8: How NOT to interpret the Bible
Imagine that you get lost way out in the forest and your only hope of getting out alive is to follow direction from a magnetic compass. But instead of the compass pointing to magnetic north, the compass always points to you. How helpful would that compass be? Not at all!
Why then do so many of us live as if life’s compass points to us? Do we get to decide what life’s purpose is and how to live it? Or, is there an objective purpose to life and a right way to live it?
Join Dr. Frank Turek as he highlights God’s purposes for our lives and the essentials truths of Christianity. In this 17-part series filmed for TV, you’ll get practical answers to these and other important questions:
- What’s wrong with you and the world?
- What is the Bible all About?
- How do we interpret the Bible?
- What is God like?
- Who is Jesus?
- What is the Trinity?
- Why is the Resurrection so important?
- What is God’s solution to our brokenness?
- What is faith and why does God want it?
- How should we live then?
In this episode, Frank exposes six common mistakes that often made in Bible interpretation. For example, you might be shocked to discover that THERE ARE NO VERSES IN THE BIBLE! True, we’ve divided the Bible into verses, but those verse divisions are not part of the original text, and they often entice us to lift a verse out of context and apply it any way we want. Jeremiah 29:11 is a common example of this. Frank uncovers five other mistakes in this extremely important episode. After all, what could be more important than understanding God’s Word properly!