Thursday, December 4, 2014

The Heresy of Application

A key element to dispensational theology is the commitment it has to a consistent literal grammatical-historical hermeneutic.  There are times that teaching error is not directly related to our grammatical and theological understanding of the text.  Often times the error comes from the “application.”  At times a well meaning preacher/teacher may miss or misuse the point of the text to make a clear pass to apply a principal.  As dispensationalists we have to be committed to teaching the principal from the text accurately all the time.  This article describes some of the potential pitfalls of “application” or for others just being sloppy in handling the text and in how they represent God.  May the Lord bless you as you read this article and challenge you (and me) to handle the word of God carefully. 

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