At the heart of our hermeneutics is this basic assumption—when God revealed truth, He intended to communicate to us. He used the normal conventions of human language common to the people and time when His revelation came.
That’s why we employ the grammatical-historical method of interpretation (the rules of grammar and the facts of history) to discern the meaning of Scripture. As John has often said, “The meaning of the Scripture is the Scripture.” That’s what we’re after because we know the God who has spoken.
So, here’s the question:Why do so few evangelicals today practice good hermeneutics?How do we get ourselves and our fellow evangelicals back on track?