The error of biblicism is expressed by those who say, “Well, you have your verses and I have mine!” – as if all verses carry equal weight.
Instead, we must learn how the Bible interprets itself – the internal hermeneutic of Scripture – to give the proper weight and context to someone’s “verses.” However, it’s still not enough to say “scripture interprets scripture.” We must take into account the redemptive historical development of God’s revelation, and how the apostolic New Testament interprets the covenants and promises of the prophetic Old Testament as fulfilled in Christ crucified and exalted. If our hermeneutic is not apostolic and Christ-centered in this way, it is not the internal hermeneutic of the Bible.
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