PMW 2018-099 by Larry E. Ball
The entire Bible is the inerrant, infallible word of God. The Bible is authoritative and fully trustworthy in everything it says.
In my book on the Revelation of John, I make the statement that the Bible was written “for us but not to us.” The New Testament (as well as the Old) must always be interpreted in terms of a particular historical context. No, this does not make me a liberal theologian!
As a simple example of the importance of historical context, Paul wrote, “When you come bring the cloak which I left at Troas with Carpus, and the books, especially the parchments (2 Tim 4:13).” This text was written to Timothy and not to me – not to Larry Ball – although it was written for me. Continue reading