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THE BIBLE STUDY METHODS
THE PRINCIPLE OF INTERPRETATION BY PROPER USE OF CROSS REFERENCES
THE PRECIOUS BLOOD OF JESUS
I PETER 1:19
but with precious blood, as of a lamb without spot, even the blood of Christ:
I Peter is a study of the doctrine of Redemption
Practical exhortation and comfort for the daily needs of believers.
1 Peter 19
Peter designates the Lord as the Lamb without spot (inherent blame) and blemish (external defilement).
The Complete Biblical Library The New Testament Study Bible 16 Volume 1986. I had the first volumes as they came out over a year and a half in 1986. Outstanding without comparison.
"The ransom price was the "precious" (timio, most valuable) blood of Christ. As a lamb brought to the slaughter (Isaiah 53:7), "without spot" (aspilou, unstained), fitting the requirements of the Paschal Lamb (see Exodus 12:5). The "Lamb of God" (John 1:29,36) must be perfect. Any lesser sacrifice would be unacceptable (see Leviticus 22:20)" First Peter 1:19
Theological interpretation is characterized by:
- an extension of the grammatical meaning to discover its fuller theological significance
- a synoptic view of all the Biblical data on given subject.
The justification for doctrinal hermeneutics is the claim of Scripture to contain a knowledge of God which may be expressed as teaching.
- Jesus was in His own ministry a doctrinal teacher.
- People were astonished at His teaching (John 7:16)
- He invited men to discover its divine origin (John 7:17)
- of obeying doctrine from the heart (Romans 6:17)
- warns us of false doctrines (Eph 4:14)
- warns Timothy to be careful of sound doctrine
- refers to doctrine at least 12 times in the books of Timothy.
- the first profit of the Scripture is doctrine. 2 Tim 3:16-17
Doctrine gives the Christian faith its substance and form.
The Blood Of Christ refers to the means by which God can redeem the lost.