31 Reasons to Study Biblical Hermeneutics

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  1. So you don’t become a heretic
    1. So you aren’t dependent on a preacher somewhere to tell you what the Bible says
    2. So we can know Jesus – “You search the scriptures (OT) because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness about me, yet you refuse to come to me that you may have life.”; Luke 24:27; Luke 24:44-45
    3. So we can see Christophanies in the OT
    4. To understand typology
    5. To unite under Christ’s banner
    6. To sit on daddy’s lap and hear his story
    7. To know right doctrine – to rightly divide the word of truth – 2 Tim 2:15
    8. To discern false teachers
    9. To see the unity of the scriptures — the scarlet thread (Props to the late W. A. Criswell)
    10. So we don’t take passages out of context
    11. Exegesis not Eisegesis
    12. To test the words of preachers and prophets against the word
    13. To apply it to our lives and be doers, not just hearers – 1.) to hear 2.) to know HOW to apply
    14. So you don’t “moralize” scripture — and miss the point altogether — It is God’s autobiography — the “Revelation of Jesus Christ” as John put it.
    15. So we can know that the Bible is utterly different than any other book — and deserves further study
    16. To “be Berean” and search the scriptures Daily to find if the things they said are true (Acts 17)
    17. To understand that the Old and New Testaments Go Together!!! (Don’t just study the NT!)
    18. Because scripture is glorious
    19. So you can study the Bible for yourself
    20. To Read the Bible for All Its Worth
    21. To Crave Spiritual Milk – 1 Peter 2:2
    22. To Understand History better
    23. To Broaden your Horizons
    24. To Walk with God
    25. To understand the difference between Deductive and Inductive Bible Study techniques
    26. To Study Inductively (not deductively!)
    27. To Apply Deductively
    28. Because “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.” – 2 Timothy 3:16-17
    29. Because “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.” – Proverbs 1:7
    30. It’s cool

And there are many more…

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