The Applicability of the Exodus (Kostenberger/Patterson)

Andreas Kostenberger and Richard Patterson’s Invitation to Biblical Interpretation is a pretty thorough resource on the topic. At over 850 pages, it covers all the areas of interpretation: historical context, literary context, canon, genre, grammar, linguistics, and figures of speech - just to name a few! I haven’t read the whole book, but what I… Continue reading The Applicability of the Exodus (Kostenberger/Patterson)

By Good and Necessary Consequence

Early on in the Westminster Confession of Faith  one reads, "The whole counsel of God concerning all things necessary for his own glory, man's salvation, faith and life, is either expressly set down in Scripture, or by good and necessary consequence may be deduced from Scripture"(1:6).  This phrase basically means that Reformed doctrine and practice… Continue reading By Good and Necessary Consequence