Many believers, whether old in the faith or new, find the Bible to be very confusing and hard to comprehend in its many forms. Some are intimidated and daunted by the Bible because they find it to be a myriad of confusing cultures, personalities, themes and doctrines that may make sense in their parts, but are unclear in the whole scope of biblical literature. To make things more difficult, we are often exposed to many interpretations of the same verse which lead to varying degrees of practices and policies within a given denomination or local church.
This work is designed to help the student of Scripture develop the necessary skills to observe, interpret and apply the Bible to daily life in a healthy and productive way. The reader will learn how to view Scripture through the various literary genres as well as how to interpret the Old Testament through the New Testament lens of grace, thus avoiding rigid mistakes of legalistic applications that have often hindered and impeded many Christians walk with the Lord.
If we can interpret and apply the Bible accurately, we can fulfill the admonition of Paul to Timothy when he said:
Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.
2 Timothy 2:15