Concerning the Bible and Its Interpretation

God has spoken (Heb. 1:1), and His speaking is recorded in a wonderful book, the Bible (2 Tim. 3:16). From one perspective the Bible speaks of many things, but from another it has one central theme, the eternal economy of God to accomplish His eternal purpose (1 Tim. 1:3-4; Eph. 3:11). To understand the Bible needs a proper interpretation (Acts 8:30-31; Neh. 8:8) that takes the economy of God as its principle and the eternal purpose of God as its goal. The articles in this series present and apply this principle.

In 1 Timothy 1:3-4 the apostle Paul wrote to his young co-worker Timothy, saying, “Even as I exhorted you, when I was going into Macedonia, to remain in Ephesus in order that you … Continue reading God’s Economy, Different Teaching, and the Central Line of the Bible

For decades some have opposed the teaching of the ministry in the Lord’s recovery over three vital categories of truth—the Triune God, God’s salvation in life, and the ground of the church. Much … Continue reading Three Foundational Truths and Why They Matter

Some have accused Witness Lee of teaching that parts of the book of Psalms and the Epistle of James were not divinely inspired. This is a grievous accusation that, if true, constitutes a … Continue reading Psalms, James, and the Divine Inspiration of the Bible

From time to time a brother will trumpet the misguided notion that saints should read only the Bible, the “pure Word”, “untainted” by anyone’s interpretation. Some have used this notion as a ploy … Continue reading Reading Only the “Pure Word” – A Dangerous and Unbiblical Notion

From the beginning of the church age reputable Bible teachers have recognized that many portions of the Scriptures, in addition to their literal meaning, also symbolize spiritual truths. Extracting the spiritual meaning from … Continue reading Concerning Allegorizing the Bible