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I am in my senior term at the Seminary of the Wilderness. My first ten years were spent as bi-vocational pastor/evangelist in Utah preaching of Christ how I knew best and trying to improve by learning theology from Reformed, Wesleyan, Pentecostal, Baptist and other sources. The second ten years were spent as a BVP/E and discovering that I didn't know what I thought I knew and reading the Bible without outside influence. At the beginning of the third ten I started seeing Christ in the OT, and tried to figure out how and why. I intend in the fourth ten to figure out how to communicate what I learned last term. After that I might be useful for something.

My bias in approaching the Bible is that I believe that it exists in a form today sufficiently intact to be considered infallible. That apparent contradictions are intentional riddles designed to guide us in focusing on different aspects of Christ. That sensus plenior exists in a form which is discernible in a verifiable, and reproducible manner. And that God is a rewarder of those who diligently seek him.


Jul
25
comment What are the strict set of rules followed by sensus plenior?
Several have attempted to criticize SP by using FFA as though SP is responsible for the failure of FFA, when their own supposed practice of SP produces FFA because they have not followed the rules. If anything, their attempts should demonstrate the necessity of the rules to produce verifiable results.
Jul
25
comment What are the strict set of rules followed by sensus plenior?
It is apparent that I have been unable to communicate the importance of the rules, since several people have asked me to explain SP without putting an emphasis on them. That cannot be done. The rules separate free-for-all allegory from SP.
Jul
25
revised What are the strict set of rules followed by sensus plenior?
Added last paragraph.
Jul
15
comment Catholic explanation of the “spiritual sense” of Scripture?
or are layers and ways analogous?
Jul
14
revised Interpretation of Genesis 1:26?
minor addition.
Jul
14
answered Interpretation of Genesis 1:26?
Jul
14
comment Are there scriptural standards by which a hermeneutic method can be measured?
It is the unspoken principle of popular typology where darkness is evil and leaven is sin and 6 is the number of man.
Jul
14
comment Are there scriptural standards by which a hermeneutic method can be measured?
Where do you get this: ""If Scripture directly interprets a symbol, then that is the meaning it has everywhere in Scripture, with few exceptions." or is it just a hypothetical example?
Jul
14
comment Are there scriptural warrants for using the rule of first mention?
Any one of these will do. I don't know where it first appeared bu tlots of people mention it. google.com/…
Jul
13
comment Does the Gospel of Thomas help in reproducing the hermeneutical methods of the apostles?
Aren't you first interpreting Thomas as though it is literal in order to produce your conclusion? The question is really, Do the apostles and Thomas read the OT in similar fashions, and how does Thomas help us reproduce the apostle's elusive hermeneutic?
Jul
13
comment Does the Gospel of Thomas help in reproducing the hermeneutical methods of the apostles?
The last saying you quote is parallel to this: Mt 23:13 ¶ But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in [yourselves], neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in. Thomas uses the "kingdom of heaven" as a reference to the esoteric knowledge.
Jul
12
accepted Were offices given to produce “unity of the faith” or to hold things in place until Christ comes and gives it to us?
Jul
12
comment Were offices given to produce “unity of the faith” or to hold things in place until Christ comes and gives it to us?
"These type of believers he calls men." Are you intentionally or accidentally supporting the SP metaphor that woman represents those who don't see clearly, or the blind, and men represent those who understand (the seeing)?
Jul
10
revised What are the strict set of rules followed by sensus plenior?
Added response to Mike; added 5 characters in body; added 84 characters in body
Jul
10
comment What does the prohibition against women speaking in church in 1 Corinthians 14:34-35 mean?
@soldarnal Does that mean you don't think the possibility that Paul isn't even speaking of a literal woman is even important if the OP didn't ask about it? or ever?
Jul
10
comment Is hermeneutics primarily descriptive or prescriptive?
@Galactic "The concept of hermeneutics has acquired at least two different but related meanings which are in use today. Firstly, in the older sense, Biblical hermeneutics may be understood as the theological principles of exegesis which is often virtually synonymous with 'principles of biblical interpretation' or methodology of Biblical exegesis. Secondly, the more recent development is to understand the term 'Biblical hermeneutics' as the broader philosophy and linguistic underpinnings of interpretation. " I am old enough to use the older definition ;-)
Jul
9
answered Are there scriptural warrants for using the rule of first mention?
Jul
9
comment Are there scriptural warrants for using the rule of first mention?
lets discuss this so we can accept it: chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/4051/first-mention
Jul
9
asked Were offices given to produce “unity of the faith” or to hold things in place until Christ comes and gives it to us?
Jul
9
comment Was Adam created as complete man containing both male and female?
@monica Nope. Earliest is Zohar for development by rabbis. Alphabet ben Sira is anonymous so we don't know if he was a rabbi or not. So I edited it to reflect that.