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There are a number of indicators: Themes In the texts in Chapter 11 and earlier, all of the stories are about God's punishment of mankind. While the theme of salvation is present in these texts, there is also a theme of the depravity of mankind and their continual fall from grace. This theme isn't really present in the texts after Chapter 11 - only the ...


Is there an explicit proof-text? No. There is nothing in the Bible that says "Thou shalt interpret the unclear in light of the clear" or anything like that. Are proponents reasoning from proof-texts? Yes. Those who hold to this method of interpretation are leaning on a set of proof-texts. Here is the chain of logic: The chain begins with the fundamental ...

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