Since starting the Kanakuk Institute I have received more information, truth, and wisdom than I could ever hope to retain, and this is just the beginning of the knowledge to come. So I am writing this in hope of being able to retain and share this information ,
For today I’m going to talk a bit about what I have learned while at the Institute; specifically the importance of an inductive Bible study.
I have learned that to truly understand the Bible, it is best to have an inductive study style. All too often Christians read the Bible and decide what it means to them. That takes the Bible out of context and more importantly in takes truth away from the scriptures. Today’s culture, including todays Christian culture, does not have absolute truth. It’s all about how you feel and what you believe is good but what I believe is good too. This thinking is not correct because there is no truth in it. We need to consider the three principles to an inductive Bible study: Observation, Interpretation, and Application.
What an Inductive Bible study does is takes you out of, “What does this passage mean to me?” and leads you to, “What is the truth spoken in these words, and how can I apply them to my life?”