March 29, 2014 @ 5:41 PM
Continuing on in Romans 1, going deeper into the layers of meaning:
Verse 24 says that on account of our misunderstanding of the visible things discussed in the previous post, we do not honor ourselves as we should. It says here “between themselves” (KJV), which in the context of this verse, and being interpreted means “within themselves”. As a side note, traditional interpretations say this verse means amongst other bodies or persons. But we are not here to iterate the traditional interpretation, but to look at what the words themselves mean and not necessarily the “at first glance” or carnal interpretation. The “lusts” or questionable wants and “uncleanness” or wrong motives, ...............
March 22, 2014 @ 5:16 PM
Chapter one talks a little about God. It says the invisible things of God are to be perceived and understood by the things that are made. Therefore, we can get a glimpse of the invisible through that which is visible. Verse 21 says however, because of this [necessary method and possibly the only way of understanding the invisible things of God], we become foolish and confused in our understanding of things. When we recognize the powerful things of God in the visible things, we need to realize it is ONLY A REPRESENTATION of the invisible things of God. Verse 22, thinking "what" we see is actually seeing God, we come foolish. When we do this, verse 23 says the understanding of the non-perishable God (invisible God)............
March 18, 2014 @ 8:39 AM
The intention of interpreting the Bible spiritually is to explain seeming contradictions in the Bible as well as interpret it as the Bible itself says it should be understood.
1Corinthians 8:1-4 “Now as touching things offered unto idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up, but charity edifieth. And if any man think that he knoweth anything, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know. But if any man love God, the same is known of him. As concerning therefore the eating of those things that are offered in sacrifice unto idols, we know that an idol is nothing in the world, and that there is none other God but one.”
To understand 1Corinthians 8:1-4 and the "knowledge" that ...