Category Archives: Hermeneutics

How to interpret scripture

Reconciling Isaiah 65:20 with “No more death”

I have had a really hard time trying to understand Isaiah 65.20, because the way it reads it flatly contradicts Revelation 21:4’s “no more death”.  The King James reads: Isaiah 65:20 There shall be no more thence an infant of … Continue reading

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A Harmony of the Gospel Accounts of the Olivet Discourse (Matthew 24, Mark 13, and Luke 21)

A Parallel Presentation of All the Gospel Accounts of the Olivet Discourse In the Olivet Discourse recorded in Matthew 24 Jesus discussed two questions posed by the apostles: When will the destruction of the temple be? What is the sign … Continue reading

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All Power to the Lamb Is Now in Print

After 10 years of work my commentary on Revelation, All Power to the Lamb, Volume I, arrived from the publisher. It is the only commentary that I know of in the two hundred years of the Restoration that takes a … Continue reading

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“It Is Figurative” and 2 Pet 3:8

Moses went up into Mt Sinai and was gone so long that people gave up on him.  In the same way, Jesus has ascended up into heaven, and has been gone so long, that people have given up on Him.  … Continue reading

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“It Is Figurative” and Every Man Is Right in His Own Eyes

The Bible says, “Every way of a man is right in his own eyes”. I believe what I say is right, or I wouldn’t say it. Every honest man does that. Others believe what they say is right, or they … Continue reading

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Does the “It Is Figurative” Hermeneutic Spring from Unbelief?

A correspondant wrote: I do not believe that we should argue about whether this is literal or figurative. If you believe it is literal, then you are certainly bound by it. That is it and that’s all there is! Sorry. … Continue reading

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How Should We View Shortly?

Ron wrote: >Dear brothers. Quite a point is being frequently made in your exchanges >regarding “en-tachos” (“shortly”) in Rev. 1:8, which seemingly indicates >the events described in Revelation had to either all be fulfilled within a >limited number of years … Continue reading

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The Symbols of Revelation

A reader (Joe) wrote that he believed that Revelation 19’s battle between good and evil was a figure of the destruction of Jerusalem. However, there is no reason to believe that Revelation 19 is a symbol, because the birds eat … Continue reading

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Theories of Interpreting Revelation

Spiritualist—Revelation is a highly symbolic book about Christianity, the church, and the world to come.  Continuous historist—views Revelation as history written in advance.  Revelation is largely figures of history from the time of John until the end of the world.  … Continue reading

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Adam Died Physically on the Day He Sinned

James wrote: God cursed woman for several reasons.  He cursed her because He promised that in the day that she ate of the tree, she would surely die (Gen 2:17), and He kept His promise.  She died before she was … Continue reading

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