Search:


What Does It Mean to be Good?

Printer Friendly Version Email Link to a Friend
Image for Article

One of the most important tools essential for proper biblical interpretation, or indeed for the interpretation of any book at all, is to recognize that not all words are used exactly the same way in every instance. This principle is not difficult to master, because it is regularly and intuitively understood. When, for example, someone says "you can reach me on my cell," we automatically choose the proper definition of the word "cell" from a list of various interpretive options. Since the context above is communication, not biology, or criminal justice, the reference to the word "cell" is correctly perceived to refer to a cell phone, rather than to a living biological cell, or to a prison cell.


If you have a current subscription or current on-line account please log-in here to read the rest of this article.





Shane Rosenthal is executive producer of The White Horse Inn national radio broadcast which can be heard online at www.whitehorseinn.org.

Issue: "What Does it Mean to be Good?" May/June 2006 Vol. 15 No. 3 Page number(s): 16-17

    You are permitted and encouraged to reproduce and distribute this material in any format provided that you do not alter the wording in any way, you do not charge a fee beyond the cost of reproduction, and you do not make more than 500 physical copies. We do not allow reposting an article in its entirety on the Internet.  We request that you link to this article from your website.  Any exceptions to the above must be explicitly approved by Modern Reformation (webmaster@modernreformation.org).

    Please include the following statement on any distributed copy: This article originally appeared in the [insert current issue date] edition of Modern Reformation and is reprinted with permission. For more information about Modern Reformation, visit www.modernreformation.org or call (800) 890-7556. All rights reserved.



donate | contact us | customer service | terms of use | privacy policy | submissions
Copyright © 2014 White Horse Inn