Does Scripture reject Eisegesis?

Last updated on October 10th, 2019

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Eisegesis – “the process of interpreting a text or portion of text in such a way that the process introduces one’s own presuppositions, agendas, or biases into and onto the text. This is commonly referred to as reading into the text.” As I’ve come to be more of an astute “studier” of the Word, I’ve done my best to avoid this style of subjectively determining what the text means, but letting the text tell me what it means. A good friend once told me that the best way to interpret Scripture is with Scripture. In other words, if God is the Word as John 1 states, and you don’t understand something He said, then let Him explain things further to you by searching through all of what He has to say, rather than jumping to your own conclusion and assuming what He’s saying. If I see a verse I don’t understand, I look for another verse on the same subject, or I look at the verse prior or after that verse to get the understanding of what the meaning of the text is. (more…)

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