VISION STATEMENTS / PROCEDURES
VISION STATEMENT 1
BRIEF METHODOLOGY FOR BIBLE INSTRUCTION
- 1. Select a Book of the Bible
- 2. Read a portion at a time
- 3. Explain/Expound using ONLY the Word of God to explain the Word of God (2 Peter 1:20)
Nehemiah 8:8 So they read in the book in the law of God distinctly, and gave the sense, and caused them to understand the reading.
Acts 8:30 And Philip ran thither to him, and heard him read the prophet Esaias, and said, Understandest thou what thou readest?
Acts 8:31 And he said, How can I, except some man should guide me? And he desired Philip that he would come up and sit with him.
Mark 4:34 But without a parable spake he not unto them: and when they were alone, he expounded all things to his disciples.
Luke 24:27 And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.
Acts 11:4 But Peter rehearsed the matter from the beginning, and expounded it by order unto them, saying,
Acts 18:26 And he began to speak boldly in the synagogue: whom when Aquila and Priscilla had heard, they took him unto them, and expounded unto him the way of God more perfectly.
2 Peter 1:20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.
Here is Jesus Christ demonstrating Bible teaching methodology, translating and interpreting scripture with “perfect harmony” or “one accord” using only scriptures from Genesis to Revelation! These two men are walking to Emmaus and wrongly translating/interpreting scripture:
Luke 24:13 (KJV) And, behold, two of them went that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem about threescore furlongs.
Luke 24:14 (KJV) And they talked together of all these things which had happened.
Luke 24:21 (KJV) But we trusted that it had been he which should have redeemed Israel: and beside all this, to day is the third day since these things were done.
Jesus Christ takes part in their conversation and declares that anyone who wrongly translates/interprets scripture, more specifically, anyone who does not use the Bible translation/interpretation methodology of “perfect harmony with scripture” or “one accord with scripture”, is a fool!
Luke 24:25 (KJV) Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken:
Then here is Jesus Christ stating the correct Bible translation/interpretation that those two men should have arrived at but did not. This is the main and correct Bible translation/interpretation around which their conversation should have revolved but did not:
Luke 24:26 (KJV) Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory?
Here now is Jesus Christ beginning to demonstrate the application of the Bible translation/interpretation methodology of “perfect harmony with scripture” or “one accord with scripture” using only scriptures from Genesis to Revelation!
Luke 24:27 (KJV) And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.
Finally, here is the evidence that when you use this Bible translation/interpretation methodology of “perfect harmony with scripture” or “one accord with scripture” using only scriptures from Genesis to Revelation to teach the Bible, the result is that the Bible begins to open up amazingly to your students, and the Bible begins to yield its treasures of mysteries that are hidden from the simple!
Luke 24:32 (KJV) And they said one to another, Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures?
How do we teach, translate, and interpret the Bible?
The key word is “Perfect Harmony” or “with one accord” which key words are made evident by their opposite word: “Contrary”. In other words, to correctly translate and interpret the Word of God the Bible, you must, at all cost, eliminate “contrariness” in your translation/interpretation. Any translation, interpretation, teaching, writing, epistle, commentary, doctrine, or explanation of scripture that is contrary to any part of scripture is a bad Bible translation/interpretation. Let us consider the following verses to confirm our doctrine:
Acts 18:13 (KJV) Saying, This fellow persuadeth men to worship God contrary to the law.
Acts 26:9 (KJV) I verily thought with myself, that I ought to do many things contrary to the name of Jesus of Nazareth.
Romans 16:17 (KJV) Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.
1 Timothy 1:10 (KJV) For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine;
Here is Jesus Christ in Luke 20:41-44 (KJV) rebuking renowned Bible Teachers and Scholars for contrariness in their Bible translation:
Matthew 22:45 (KJV) If David then call him Lord, how is he his son?
John 10:34 (KJV) Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?
Luke 20:41 (KJV) And he said unto them, How say they that Christ is David’s son?
Luke 20:42 (KJV) And David himself saith in the book of Psalms, The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand,
Luke 20:43 (KJV) Till I make thine enemies thy footstool.
Luke 20:44 (KJV) David therefore calleth him Lord, how is he then his son?
It further means that when someone reads your Bible translation/interpretation and examines or verifies it side by side the Word of God the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, there should not be found even one verse contrary to what you translated, interpreted, taught, wrote, commented, or explained. Rather, there should be found in your translation/interpretation: “perfect harmony” or “one accord”.
Acts 2:1 (KJV) And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.
Your understanding of the Word of God the Bible and your interpretation of it unto God, whether in prayer or in writing or as a translation or interpretation, must be linked together by one key element: “with one accord”:
Acts 4:24 (KJV) And when they heard that, they lifted up their voice to God with one accord, and said, Lord, thou art God, which hast made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all that in them is:
Here are the apostles demonstrating the only one criterion for Bible interpreting and translating: “perfect harmony” or “one accord”. They are demonstrating the key element of Bible translation: “perfect harmony” or “one accord” in Acts 15:22-25 (KJV):
Acts 15:22 (KJV) Then pleased it the apostles and elders, with the whole church, to send chosen men of their own company to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas; namely, Judas surnamed Barsabas, and Silas, chief men among the brethren:
Acts 15:23 (KJV) And they wrote letters by them after this manner; The apostles and elders and brethren send greeting unto the brethren which are of the Gentiles in Antioch and Syria and Cilicia