The Problem with “Plain Sense” – by Dennis Bratcher

A question I often hear in Sunday School classes or in discussions about the meaning of Scripture is: Why can’t we just take the Bible for what it says, at face value, “literally”? If what it says makes plain sense, can’t we assume we have the truth? See the rest of the article

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About Uri Brito

I am the Pastor of Providence Church (CREC) in Pensacola, Fl.
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2 Responses to The Problem with “Plain Sense” – by Dennis Bratcher

  1. Barb says:

    Interesting article…it highlights one of the reasons I like the NET Bible. While I prefer a very literal translation, I sometimes miss what’s actually being said. The NET will often translate a text to reflect the ancient cultural meaning rather than a word for word eqivalency. I appreciate having the fuller meaning available.

  2. U.T. Brito says:

    Hi Barb,
    I agree with your sentiments on this matter. The “Literalists” usually are the ones committing eisegesis. They think that the banner will necessarily mean accuracy in every interpretation. Of course, the usual conclusion in “literalists” interpretation is what the author said: Not contextual.
    I have loved the NIV and ESV. They have both proven to be exceptional translations in my study. I will have to check out the NetBible more often. Thanks again for the comment

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