Aug 28, 2014 Edition

Why So Many Interpretations? The Clarity of Scripture & Interpretation


A Broadcast with Stephen Nichols

You may hear people in certain circles of evangelicalism claim that they do not need teachers or instructors of Scripture, for, as Jeremiah says, “And no longer shall each one teach his neighbor and each his brother, saying, ‘Know the LORD,’ for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, declares the LORD. For I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more” (Jer. 31:34). The New Testament affirms Jeremiah’s message, and it explains that the fundamental message of the gospel is clear and easy to understand if the Holy Spirit enables the heart. However, as Peter declares in his second epistle, clarity does not equal simplicity— as Paul’s epistles frequently remind us. Understanding and interpreting Scripture requires the illumination of Scripture, a heart for the Lord, and discipline, as Dr. Nichols reveals to us in this lesson.

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R.C. & Lee

R.C. Sproul

R.C. Sproul is known for his ability to winsomely and clearly communicate deep, practical truths from God’s Word. He is founder and chairman of Ligonier Ministries, chancellor of the Ligonier Academy of Biblical and Theological Studies and co-pastor at Saint Andrew’s Chapel.

Lee Webb

Lee Webb is known for his tenured career in television journalism. He is now the vice president of broadcasting for Ligonier Ministries and host of Renewing Your Mind with R.C. Sproul. He is also an ordained elder in the Presbyterian Church in America.

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