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Saturday, March 12, 2011

The Principles of Hermeneutics

Here is a statement from the following link:

But first, bear in mind several basic principles of hermeneutics:
-any passage which is somewhat obscure must be assessed in light of more clear passages.
-any passage which seems to contradict a majority of other texts must be read in that light.

However, why does scripture have to be read under this principle? The bible does not say to read it this way. It is a human invention. This gets into the heart of why the bible is contradictory. Since there are actually passages which contradict others, as this article clearly states and agrees with, there had to be a method developed which helped minimize this problem. However, why should there be this problem if the bible did not contain any contradictions as Christians are always claiming?

This entire article is a logical fallacy.

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