On Floating Axheads and Hungry Dragons
The average Christian, even the one who attends church regularly, lives in two different worlds. On Sunday morning, from eleven o’clock to noon, such a person lives in a world in which axheads float, rivers stop as if dammed, donkeys speak, people walk on water, dead persons come back to life, even days after death, and a child is born to a virgin mother. But during the rest of the week, the Christian functions in a very different atmosphere.Comments: From Grasping God’s Word: A Hands-on Approach to Reading, Interpreting and Applying the Bible p 46. The numbers in the image above
- Grasp the text in "their town." What did the text mean to the original audience?
- Measure the width of the "river" to cross. What are the differences between the Biblical audience and us?
- Cross the "principalizing bridge." What is the theological principle in the text?
- Consult the biblical map. How does our theological principle fit with the rest of the Bible.
- Grasp the text in "our town." How should individual Christians today live out the Biblical principle?