Category: Biblical Theology

How to Avoid Moralism and Allegory when Preaching Christ from the OT (6 of 7)

Staying on the Straight and Narrow Some practical observations on best practices while preaching Christ from the OT are in order. Johnson helps preachers move from the OT through its own truths, through Christ’s fulfillment of that truth, and on to application to contemporary hearers. When interpreting an OT passage, preachers should 1) look for how […]

Doing Exegesis as the Apostles Did (3 of 7)

Was the Apostle’s Hermeneutic Normative? Some who admit that a christocentric hermeneutic is undeniably represented by Scripture remain steadfastly opposed to our reproduction of that hermeneutic today. The question is whether the exegetical methods of Christ, the apostles, and gospel writers are normative for us today. Longnecker answers in the negative, that the apostolic hermeneutic […]

Challenges to the Redemptive-historical Christocentric Approach to the OT (2 of 7)

People Still Dissent against the most Biblically Supported Hermeneutic Despite our utter certainty that Christ and his followers read the OT as a christocentric document, scholars today still attempt to discredit the apostolic hermeneutic and erect other hermeneutics in its place. As Johnson aptly noted, “when any hermeneutic method disqualifies… the ways that Jesus… interpreted […]