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   all three members share co-equally and co-eternally without diminished or enhanced variance from eternity past. Subsequently, they speak in unison without confusion, without dissent, in  COMPLETE HARMONY, as reflected in the text.

And so we observe the curse upon whole animal populations, but we suffer natural catastrophes as well, sometimes at great loss of life. Subsequently mankind is resentful over the curse of the earth, his own curse, and blames God when in fact man sins against God in complete compliance with his nature to do so. In effect, man wishes to sin against God and God simply allows him the opportunity to do so  - and suffer the consequences.  LOL…essentially fallen man learns to hate sin as much as God does, whether he likes his Creator or not!

By Way of a Brief Introduction.....

The Bible isn't about the pastor's 'theology', it's about how God demonstrates Himself first to the pastor and then to his congregation.  The question is when 'the workman' opens a Bible, is he there to dictate to God his beliefs and "prove" something to someone else or is he there to learn and let God demonstrate himself to him? Apostasy attempts to prove itself to man and God, but never succeeds to validate itself.

To be sure, "A workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of Truth", needs to work.  Hermeneutics is not play, it's not entertainment, it's more work than swinging an ax or prescribing medication.  It's the mindset of one who wishes to exegete the Bible to learn God's Word. There are hazards of hacking to pieces with gnostic nonsense, rationalism and presupposition. This commits the hearers to error through a poor presentation of the Word and a poor understanding of the text.  Ultimately theological agendas will introduce error rendering the workman one who needs to be ashamed.

The flip side of this coin is that a scholastically disciplined approach to hermeneutics should validate one's theology in a very indirect and unanticipated fashion.  The author has found throughout many years of listening to others and studying the Scriptures that the isogete is in constant plight to reinvent the theological wheel. He speculates, develops his theological agenda and then goes to the text to 'prove' his 'theories'.  That is the precise reverse of good scholarship,good practice and, orthotomeo, cutting the stones precisely so as to lay a straight path; which highways were the hallmark of Roman technical accomplishment.  Hermeneutics should serve to build upon one's faith in some very interesting, unanticipated and unusual ways that reflect the ministry of the Holy Spirit in one's study and understanding.  It should serve to set aside the falsehoods of human religions.

Hermeneutics protects one's scholarship and provides the academic and mental discipline to address this downside.  Indeed there have been many books written on Hermeneutics, some fairly comprehensive as Milton Terry's "Biblical Hermeneutics", some fairly weak.  This website is designed to build and clarify those concepts for the student of the Scriptures based upon the grammar in which the original text is found.

  Here is a useful tool to set aside your theology and ALLOW the Holy Spirit to use your   GifT of Pastor teacher.

NOTE: Listed below are a few topical developments of Scripture.  On the one hand, these developments are freely received and therefore freely given. But on the other, the communicator must not only  understand them, but be able to communicate them. And if the teacher fails at either while introducing new information to the hearer, he might  have to defend them.  These are the hazards of Plagiarism. Simply copying commentaries without putting in a 50 hour week of study, at best , introduces undeveloped topics of no spiritual value to the congregation.  At worst, it introduces confusion with which the enemies of the gospel can and will deceive your congregation.  Please use with discretion!