Posts tagged Hermeneutics
Can Declarative Statements Be Binding Upon Men Today?

Some believe that only expressed commands in the Bible are bound upon men today. But what about declarative sentences in the Bible? Are any of them binding?

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Joey FerrellHermeneutics
Does Jesus Command Self-Mutilation? (Mark 9:43-47)

In the remote context of Mark 9, Jesus is speaking on the theme of true discipleship among His followers. His followers had many wrong ideas about the Messianic kingdom and one of them was that they wanted to know who would gain the highest status in the kingdom. We see an example of this prideful behavior when the mother of James and John made a request for her sons to sit on Jesus' left and right hand when He started to reign on the throne (Matthew 20:20-23; Mark 10:32-40).

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Joey FerrellMark, Hermeneutics
Can Imperative Statements (Commands) Be Binding Upon Men Today?

Yes.

Since it is the case that no New Testament writers specifically addressed individual members of today by name, how then do we know which, if any, imperative statements are binding upon us today? Are all, some, or no imperative statements binding upon us today?

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Joey FerrellHermeneutics