Our salvation; Our Defense in Enternal Security

Some say; Once said, forever said. This philosophy can be based on their measure of the interpretations to the word of God.

Bible interpretations; how can one really discern the hidden truth of God’s word successfully?

2 Timothy 3:14-16
[14]”But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it,
[15]and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.
[16]All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,”

The scripture is a Greek word ‘Gramma’ which means content of the scriptures. All scriptures is taking about the whole/compilation of the words given by the word of God and is profitable.

1 Timothy 4:8
[8]For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come. Profitable in the Greek is ‘ophelimos’ and it means advantageous for doctrine.

The scripture is profitable for doctrine, this will mean, you will have to labour on the scriptures to bring out profit. Before something is termed a doctrine, it must be evident in these spheres; the law of Moses, the Psalms, Jesus teaching and the Epistles.

Doctrine is “Didaskalia” in Greek meaning ‘learning and teaching’. The scriptures is advantageous for learning and teaching.

The scripture is profitable for reprove(evidence). God’s word corrects our experiences The word reprove Elegchos it means evidence.

If you want to give evidence about eternal life, salvation, heaven, things of the spirit, you will have to labour on the graphe (that is, the whole document). You will not just pick one Gramma and build something on it, you will use the whole book.

The scriptures is profitable for correction ‘Epanorthosis’ it means restored to a state of uprightness. We make things straight not by vision but by the scriptures which is able to transform into the image of Christ and shapen our character and mindset, that is why anything outside the scriptures should not be a thing.

Instructions is the word “Paideia” it means to train up a child or chastisement. Instructions in righteousness, Righteousness is Greek word ‘Dikaiosune’ and is the same word for justification. All scriptures is not for prayer point, it is a bad Culture in Christianity that when you read the Bible, you are looking for how it relates to you. The Bible is given to you is for you to know and explain salvation through faith in Christ.

Things to pay attention to when reading the Bible;

  • Gramma means searching out the meaning of the word. Language evolves over the years so we must search out the meaning of the word.
  • Business is ‘spoude’ it means to make haste. This means being diligent. It’s talking about ministry
  • Usage it talks about how this same word is used in the scripture. It gives a clearer meaning. 2 Peter 1:19-21[21]For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.
  • Context means reading the preceding verse and the succeeding verse and not just picking one verse and making a doctrine out of it. Rom 6:1
  • Content, means using the whole scripture to establish a fact.

Prophetia-the content & propheticus- the whole document


3 thoughts on “Our salvation; Our Defense in Enternal Security

  1. You gave us an overview of Hermeneutics 101 in this post. The phrase ‘rightly dividing’ as used in 2 Timothy 2:15 captures your thoughts. It’s the word ‘orthotomeo’ in Greek, which means to make a straight cut through a thing. The work of a surgeon while performing surgery best captures the idea – he is extremely careful and alert with his task such that life is not lost because of his carelessness. That same word implies ‘to expound thoroughly’ just as Jesus did to his disciples in Luke 24:27.

    Due diligence is required in the reading/studying/interpretation/explanation of the written word. God’s mind (documented in scriptures) is put in words (human language). A man is blameless or found ireprehensible when he pays attention to the words and diligently establishes truth in the light of the whole counsel of God.

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