How To Understand the Bible

This course helps the student to “rightly handle the word of truth” and avoid religious errors and divisions that come by twisting or misapplying scripture. We will look at things which help and hinder correct understanding, right and wrong methods of interpretation, how to consider the context and the writer’s purpose, determining the writer’s meaning in words and sentences, distinguishing God’s will under different covenants, and interpretation of figurative and symbolic language (often used in Biblical poetry and prophecies).