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    About The Fundamental Principle of Biblical Hermeneutics as shown in Bible Wheel.....

    My comment: Where in the Bible is it stated or is taught that a teaching in God’s Word needs to be restated two or three times in order for it to be established as something that we may teach as biblical truth?
    The examples given by the writer of the “The Fundamental Principle of Biblical Hermeneutics” are good examples of how we should approach the judging of crime with regard to civil disobedience. These examples of how we should judge people are not given to us as a method of judging scripture.
    ANYTHING written in The Word of God is truth, even if it is only stated just one time, and it may be taught as truth. When something is stated more than one time in scripture, it is simply being emphasized.
    The word of God will not be judged by the testimony of two, or three, or even a thousand witnesses. One truth will always stand up against a million falsehoods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Axiom222 View Post
    My comment: Where in the Bible is it stated or is taught that a teaching in God’s Word needs to be restated two or three times in order for it to be established as something that we may teach as biblical truth?
    The examples given by the writer of the “The Fundamental Principle of Biblical Hermeneutics” are good examples of how we should approach the judging of crime with regard to civil disobedience. These examples of how we should judge people are not given to us as a method of judging scripture.
    ANYTHING written in The Word of God is truth, even if it is only stated just one time, and it may be taught as truth. When something is stated more than one time in scripture, it is simply being emphasized.
    The word of God will not be judged by the testimony of two, or three, or even a thousand witnesses. One truth will always stand up against a million falsehoods.
    Hey there Axiom222,

    The Fundamental Principle of Biblical Hermeneutics does not deny that "ANYTHING written in The Word of God is truth." The problem is that there is no way to confirm what that "truth" might be if there are no other verses to corroborate your interpretation. This opens the door for folks to make up whatever they want and call it "Bible truth." That is the purpose of the principle. To clear out the debris of 2000 years of people making up stuff that is not really in the Bible.

    Your assertion that "the word of God will not be judged by the testimony of two, or three, or even a thousand witnesses" makes no sense. First, the "witnesses" are Bible verses, not people. Second, every person who interprets the Bible is "judging" it according to their own understanding. Third, the purpose of the Principle is to judge between competing INTERPRETATIONS of the Bible, not the Bible itself.

    And your assertion that "one truth will always stand up against a million falsehoods" is true, but it has nothing to do with the Principle which is a guide for how to help fallible humans come to accurate understanding of the Bible. It is a guard against the primary problem that plagues even the most sincere students of the Bible - how to discern what the Bible actually teaches as opposed to human traditions and fanciful speculations.

    Here is the statement again for folks who may not be familiar with it:
    Anything taught as doctrine must be supported by at least two or three clear and unambiguous Biblical passages. The main things are the plain things. We can be certain that if God did not establish a teaching with two or three solid witnesses in Scripture then He did not intend for us to teach it as Biblical truth. We know this because God has given us this principle in a way that follows this principle, that is, He repeated it in both the Old and the New Testaments:

    • Deuteronomy 19:15 One witness shall not rise up against a man for any iniquity, or for any sin, in any sin that he sinneth: at the mouth of two witnesses, or at the mouth of three witnesses, shall the matter be established.
    • Matthew 18:16 But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.
    • 2 Corinthians 13:1 This is the third time I am coming to you. In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established.

    This principle is fundamental not only to Biblical Hermeneutics, but to Epistemology in general. How do we know anything? When it is confirmed and corroborated by a variety of witnesses. This is true whether studying the Bible or Biology. Application of this rule immediately clears away the debris accumulated from centuries of unfounded speculations and lays bare the bedrock of the true Biblical doctrines of Eschatology.

    Again, welcome to the forum! I look forward to your contributions to our discussions.

    All the best,

    Richard
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    • Remember why we debate. We have nothing to lose but the errors we hold. Who but a stubborn fool would hold to errors once they have been exposed?

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