Let’s Discuss: Baptism for the Dead (1 Cor. 15:29)

One of the most intriguing verses in my Bible is 1 Corinthians 15:29: “Otherwise, what do people mean by being baptized on behalf of the dead? If the dead are not raised at all, why are people baptized on their behalf?” (1 Cor. 15:29) What? People were...

Fallacy Fridays: Ignoring the Context

This final guideline provided by Grant Osborne (The Hermeneutical Spiral) is pretty simple. It’s known as the Ignoring the Context fallacy. It’s almost too self-descriptive, right? Osborne is quite helpful in suggesting why this is so important. He writes,...

Fallacy Fridays: How to Do a Word Study

I’m going to keep this week’s contribution to the “Fallacy Fridays” series simple. We’ve been pointing out a few of the exegetical and logical fallacies that are related to biblical interpretation and the broader category of hermeneutics....

The Genre of the Book of Revelation

If you are going to attempt interpreting Scripture properly, you need to consider the type of genre you are considering. Most interpretive mistakes take place because people simply are unaware of certain guidelines involved with interpreting the Bible. So how do we...

Fallacy Fridays: The Word Fallacy

Good writers have a way of communicating ideas in a variety of creative ways. This makes reading them exciting, right? No one wants to read the same thing over and over and over again. If you have to repeat the same idea, do it in a way that is creative and...