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John 5:39, "Search the scriptures; for ... they ... testify of me." --- Jesus

Travis Case, Pastor/Teacher          Northgate Baptist Church          F.E.A.S.T Ministries
"A merry heart doeth good like a medicine:"   (Prov. 17:22)
"... the joy of the LORD is your strength."   (Neh. 8:10)

Exegesis or Eisegesis

Exegesis is the interpretation of Scriptures according to what is In the Scriptures. It is what Comes Out of Scriptures as opposed to what we Read Into Them. To use human reason and read between the lines is really Eisegesis in a fancy costume.

None of us come to the Scriptures complete unbiased in our beliefs. We have all done a lot of living and learning which is fixed in our minds. However, Exegesis Is An Act of Love. It means loving God, Who spoke the words, enough to want to get the words right even if it is contrary to our own beliefs.

I believe that Exegesis, Not Eisegesis, is the Key of Knowledge.

Luke 11:52, "Woe unto you, lawyers! for ye have taken away the key of knowledge: ye entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering in ye hindered."

Eisegesis is Reading Into the Scriptures our own ideas or something that is not there. Instead of letting the Bible speak for itself and being open to what it actually says, Eisegesis comes with preconceived beliefs, ideas and notions, which were born outside of Scriptures. Eisegesis ignores the context. It will use whatever pieces are necessary to convey it’s own idea, even if it contradicts the rest of the text. Eisegesis says that a word means what it wants it to mean, not what was commonly meant when the text was written.

Church, New Testament

Trail of Blood, The --- J. M. Carroll

"What Fundamentist Believe"

New Testament Church --- J. Frank Norris --- (Ben M. Bogard)

Ecclesia --- James A. Kirkland

Nature of The Church, A Few Thoughts On The --- Tim Sullivan

Nature of The Church, The True  

Baptism of The Holy Spirit, The  

History of The A. B. A. --- American Baptist Association

Deacon's Ordination Questions

Trilemma --- J. R. Graves

Associational Letter --- I don't remember who I received this from but it sure does describe some association meetings I have experienced.

Martin Luther's 95 Theses --- Nailed to the church door at Wittenburg

Church, Trouble / Problems

Dealing With Sowers of Discord   ---  Rom. 16:17-18

Destructive People In The Church  ---  Titus 1:10-16

Handle Sowers of Discord, How To  ---  Prov. 6:14-19; 1 Cor. 15:33; Titus 3:10

Managing Conflict In The Church --- 2 Cor. 4:8-10; 7:4-5

Personality Trates & Psychiatric Syndromes of Sowers of Discord  ---  Jude 16; Prov. 6:16-19

Responding To Adversity  ---  Proverbs 24:10; Luke 18:1; II Corinthians 12:9

Respond To An Evil Report, How To  ---   Matt. 15:10-20; Heb. 12:15; James 3:6

Warning Signs of Coming Danger  ---   Prov. 6:14

Miscellaneous Messages On The Church

Church of My Dreams, The  ---   5:25-27

Crisis And Failure of The Bride of Christ, The  ---   Eph. 3:21; 5:25-27

What Is A Truly Great Church?  ---  Matt. 16:13-19

What Is True Success?  ---  Psa. 127:1

What Kind of Church Should I Join? --- Acts 2:41-47; Heb. 10:23-25

Bible Reason For Not Attending Church, The

Despise Ye The Church of The Living God?

10  Little Christians

Martin Luther King, Jr. --- Letter from the Birmingham City Jail

A Nice Stranger (Visitor) Comes To Church

If You Are Not Saved, Nothing Else Matters
There Is No Second Chance After Death!
Hebrews 9:27


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