One of the most important questions facing the Christian Church is how to interpret scripture in the face of widespread misunderstanding of crucial texts. Is it to be understood literally or do we need to discover the true meaning following some basic rules?
That is why we offer this special course for online study. It consists of ten lessons, formulated as principles, with many case studies of scriptural passages.
Overview of the course
|C3. Six-day creation
C4. The hardening of Pharaoh’s heart
|C5. Jesus and slavery
C6. Jesus chose only men
|C7. The parable of the lost sheep
C8. Wives subject to husbands
|C9. Hell fire
|C11. Women should veil their heads
C12. Children punished for a parent’s sins
|C13. The creation and punishment of woman
C14. The twelve apostles were men
|C15. Galileo Galilei and the moving of the sun.
C16. The taking of interest
|C17. Does the Devil exist?
C18. The midrash of the Magi
|C19. Carrying our cross
C20. The meaning of the ‘Our Father’
Why study the correct interpretation of Scripture
as an online course?
Most of us are aware of the many mistakes that have been made on account of a wrong understanding of scriptural texts. Six-day creation, slavery, racism, the suppression of women and the persecution of homosexuals have been justified on the basis of Scripture. Similar mistakes continue to be made.
Most of us have read texts that try to explain one problem text or the other. But this often still leaves us with the uneasy feeling that the answers are just created to get us out of a tough spot. Can we trust the interpretation of reformers? To resolve the problem once and for all, and with entire satisfacion, we have to go to the root of things. We need to explore the nature of the inspired Scriptures themselves – why they are vulnerable to cause misunderstandings.