Fundamental Principles of Study

1.  God communicated to people in written form;

2.  The Holy Spirit communicated through chosen men using Word and vocabulary;

3.  Words have specific meaning;

4.  Grammar is necessary to construct sentences, paragraphs, and to convey meaning;

5.  Context determines the meanings of word usage and the Truth being conveyed;

6.  Truth is exclusive by its very definition;

7.  Application comes after Truth, and cannot be the source of Truth;

(Authorial Intent rather than readers response for interpretation that leads to proper application)

8.  The Authors intent is to be discovered;

9.  The original readers understanding must be considered;

10. Truth cannot change, application can vary.

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