“… one of the most important works regarding hermeneutics”

From Pastor Robert of a Berean Bible Fellowship (March 25, 2006):

Dear Brother in Christ,

A few minutes ago the postal letter carrier brought a package to my door that unquestionably will become one of the most important works regarding hermeneutics and Bible study in general.

Let me be one of the first to commend you for your work, on this most important study. Forty-two years a student of the Word of God; four earned degrees; and now I am about to begin a new facet of discovering God’s Word for today.

My first thought when I began to scan through the book was that your wrok is added confirmation of the Midrash understanding of the Bible, in which prophecy is more than prediction, rather prophecy is pattern that is recapitulated from Genesis to Revelation. The Hebrew Midrash hermeneutic teaches the idea of an embedded design that repeats itself through allegory and typology. For thos critics of the Hebrew Midrash understanding, those that hold to the idea of a single fulfillment, or a singl understanding, will find it near impossible ot reject the Hebrew Midrash.

While others have contributed much to show the integral design is not of human origin, “The Bible Wheel” seals the issue. I want to thank you for all the work you have put into “The Bible Wheel.” I can only begin to imagine the hours you have invested in its culmination. I pray that many will recognize its significance and be blessed by its Divine Revelation.

God bless,

Pastor Robert

I find Pastor Robert’s letter most gratifying, given his obvious love of God’s Word, his educated background, and the character of the Berean Fellowship he pastors, which is modeled on Acts 17:11 “These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.” Also, his insight concerning prophecy more as reiterative patterns than mere prediction of individual future events is extremely significant. I hope to write an article on this soon. In the meanwhile, Chuck Missler of Koinonia House has provided an article explaining Midrash Hermeneutics.

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