• Rev Luis A. Fernandez

In the process of interpreting, discerning, and translating Holy Scripture it is imperative that we understand the importance of each of these three in the study of the Word of God. Throughout this mentoring program, we have learned that using authentic sources or resources will help accurately determine the literal precept which the scripture was written in. The more insight we have regarding the bases, origin, language, and history of the Scripture the more prepared we are to discern the literal context in which it applies, to who it applies to, and what it applies. Respecting various commentary resources does not weaken us as students of the Word, but strengthens us with the knowledge and understanding that different viewpoints and interpretations may render us in determining the accurate message of Holy Scripture.

PS: It is my contention that Commentaries are a vital resource in studying the Word, and should be written more frequently then Bible interpretations or translation. At least it removes the stigma and possible repercussions for mistreating and handling scripture. Just food for thought.

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  • Rev Luis A. Fernandez

There are two immediate cultural ingredients that come to mind when considering what we should or should not uphold in today's culture in regards to scripture. Please understand that not upholding it physically (culturally) does not mean that is should not be upheld spiritually. The sacrificial offering of animals for the forgiveness of sin was a command or ordinance of God which was upheld by the nation of Israel which may have been culturally influenced, therefore commanded by God. This act was transcended and spiritually adjusted through the sacrifice of the Lamb of God (Jesus Christ), we understand as believers that the ultimate sacrifice and price paid was that of the Beloved Son of God. The sacrificial offering of animals in today's culture or spiritual climate can easily be viewed as apostasy as to the sacrificial redemption plan of God.

A second cultural ingredient may be that of tithing commodities. In North American Culture, there is a limited group of individuals or communities which practice agriculture. Tithing goods such as fruits, or lambs are very rarely seen in today's churches. For we understand that monetary tithing or offering is equally respected and received by the Lord because it is the means by which he provides for his people in different cultures like our own.

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  • Rev Luis A. Fernandez

The Exegetical Principle is vital to the understanding of all Scripture as a whole. As a student and teacher of the Word of God, it is important to humble one's own prejudices, philosophies, presumptions, fantasies, and/or personal views and avoids this error, when studying and teaching the Word of God. Understanding God's sovereignty and the infallible characteristic of the Word of God is vital in teaching truth (gospel) rather than opinion or spiritual "Ad hominem".

The Word of God states that the "Word is Spirit." Understanding the spiritual significance in God's Word from simply a physical point of view without taking into consideration its spiritual significance could have some eternal repercussions called "deception", or limitations that can veil deeper truths and revelations of God's message to you or to God's people.

We understand that our experiences, academic studies or opinions can have influence as to how we view and teach God's Word, but all of these must take residence that God's Word is Sovereign, final and perfect. For even John the Apostle also known as the "Beloved" in his great experience, labor and quest to know Jesus Christ was chosen to share the mysteries and secrets of the Book of Revelations (apocalypse = revelation) which clearly revealed his growing knowledge of the Savior, his purpose and his reign. How could such a man with limited knowledge of the future be entrusted to share some of the most profound prophetic revelations awaiting God's people centuries after the resurrection of Christ? Let's reverence God's Word and let it teach us, instruct us, correct us, and speak to us. For the Word of God "is a double-edged sword" and it will help us all to understand that we are not owners of God's Word but Stewards of God's Word!

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