Exegetical Fallacies: Common Interpretative Mistakes Every Student Must Avoid

Students of the Bible often make mistakes that can be avoided if they are aware of errors that others have committed. One of the errors is the “Evidential Fallacy” which fails to approach the text with the presumption that it is accurate. Another mistake is the “Superior Knowledge Fallacy” which occurs when one, in approaching …

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New Covenant Theology and the Old Testament Covenants

Though New Covenant Theology (NCT) has positive aspects such as an insistence on a biblically based theology, several aspects of the system are not so positive. For example, in pursuing a middle course between Dispensationalism and Covenant Theology, its theologians rely on a strained view of Dispensationalism and adopt an interpretive methodology called supersessionism. A …

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The Role of the Law of Moses in the Church

What role does the law of Moses play in the church?  Join Dr Barrick as he explains the relevance of the law to the church today in this sermon from various scriptures. This message was delivered in The Masters Seminary chapel in September 2006 [wpaudio url=”/files/audio/messages/2006-09-26_TMS.mp3″ text=”Dr Bill Barrick, The Role of the Law of …

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The New Perspective and “Works of the Law” (Gal 3:16 and Rom 3:20)

The New Perspective on Paul (NPP) differs from a traditional understanding of Paul’s references to the “works of the law .” Traditionally, Paul’s references to such works has been seen in a negative light, but the NPP takes a very opposite view of the works. Pre-NT references to works of the law show that they …

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The Eschatological Significance of Leviticus 26

The blessings and curses of Leviticus 26 have eschatological significance because they relate to the Abrahamic and Mosaic covenants. Verses 33-45 speak of retributive dispersion/exile, the Sabbath rest, the stricken remnant, and the contingency of repentance. Repentance includes Israel’s acceptance of retribution, Yahweh’s acceptance of repentance, and a summary of the retribution. Chapter 26 touches …

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Changes in Doctrine of Justification

The “New Perspective” on Paul makes some significant changes to the doctrine of justification.  In this sermon Dr Barrick explains these changes and their significance. This sermon was delivered in The Masters Seminary Chapel in January 2005 from various scriptures. [wpaudio url=”/files/audio/messages/2005-01-01_TMS.mp3″ text=”Dr Bill Barrick, Changes in the Doctrine of Justification in the New Perspective”]

The Necessity of Scripture

Scripture is necessary because God willed to provide it and because mankind’s condition required it. The image of God in man requires communication between God and human beings. God’s incomprehensibility is another reason for the necessity of Scripture. Natural revelation’s insufficiency to teach the nature of God makes Scripture indispensable. The complexity of divine truth …

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