Old Testament (Hebrew Bible)
Bible commentary with these...
- corroboration of early church fathers
- reflections on church history
- emphasizes moral theology
- my views of: the Church, its leadership and governance
- strictly literal: no wild forays into allegorical, typological, "inductive", symbolic. The guiding principle: what did the writer mean to say?
- my conclusions touching Christian doctrine (after having burrowed deeply into word-faith, fundamentalist evangelical Protestantism, Catholic, Orthodox)
- and, most importantly of all, my unique views
God inspired the Bible as the inerrant, infallible word of God, having all things needed for salvation and a life to please God.
When absurdity, wackiness, or silly and small ideas scream from the pulpits and off the pages of the pulpit pounders, I obstinately mock them all. (No, I do not mock the Bible, but the warped views of teachers, guest speakers, preachers, and other church leaders.)
These perceptions are unique and unusual by cause of...
- Why should we repeat the contrived "wise sayings" of other copycats, telling stories of other people's children for our own? And saying so because he repeated it from him who copied it from them? If it doesn't ring true, throw it quickly off like a hot ash off your sleeve.
- How many Bible verses say one thing, yet it sits there unseen? Perhaps seminary and ordination has warped the eyes? Or taught to forget critical reading in favor of blind indoctrination?
The Bible contains stories to use in testing out the various theories, doctrines, and interpretations.