The basis of FBR’s methodology is the doctrine of verbal, plenary Inspiration. We accept the following statements to be Scripturally substantiated:
- Every word in the original manuscripts of the Holy Scriptures is inspired of God and without error. (See Matthew 4:4, 1 Corinthians 2:9-13, 2 Timothy 3:16, and 2 Peter 1:20-21.)
- God is the only true Author of all Scripture, which provides a unified, unbroken, and harmonious message throughout all 66 books; Genesis through Revelation. (See Psalm 132:2, 1 Corinthians 2:13, 10:6-11; 2 Timothy 3:16, 1 Peter 1:10-12, and 2 Peter 1:20-21.)
- The Grammar (morphology, phonology, syntax, and linguistic structure) of each book was superintended by God the Holy Spirit through human writers. We hold that God produced His total communication to man by means of the precise meaning of every passage according to its context in Scripture. (See Matthew 4:4, 5:18, 1 Corinthians 2:13, 14:6-11, and 2 Peter 1:20-21.)
- Any hypotheses or conclusions in Biblical interpretation that have been reached by human systems of reason or fields of human wisdom (such as philosophies, systematic theologies, or linguistics) must be subjected to Scriptural verification as the final test for truth. (See 1 Corinthians 1:19-21, 2:4-16, 3:19, Colossians 2:8, 1 Timothy 6:20-21, and 2 Timothy 3:16-17.)
Note: The exegesis and biblically inductive word studies on each of the above verses, as well as a complete presentation of FBR’s position on Bible-based interpretation, is available in FBR’s Bible Based Hermeneutics textbook. A published, systematic Bible Theology is also available that covers many of the key doctrines which apply to Christian living. This Bible study comprises three volumes entitled Five Facets of the Balanced Christian Life. The entire series covers five, distinct aspects of the multiple relationships and roles of the Christian as they are defined in Scripture. (See further descriptions on each at the Technical Tools tab.)
Volume I is dedicated to Facet One, the doctrines concerning the relationship between a believer and the Godhead as a Believer-Priest. It seeks to answer the following questions solely from Scripture: “Who is a Christian?” and, “Just how saved is Saved?” The issue of eternal security is also thoroughly dealt with from God’s Word.
Volume II covers three other facets of the balanced Christian life as described below.
- Facet Two: the relationship of a believer to unbelievers as a Beacon pointing to Christ.
- Facet Three: the relationship between believers in Ministry among each other.
- Facet Four: the relationship of a believer can potentially have as Conqueror over Satan and the thinking and wisdom of the world.
Volume III is dedicated to Facet Five: the relationship with one’s self that he or she can potentially have as A Completed Human Being.
NOTE: PLEASE feel free to respond with any suggestions, constructive critiques, or questions you might have concerning the content of these materials. We only care about the biblical correctness of our work and have no position above that which can be proven by Scripture. However, please be sure to include Scriptural support for any challenges you present so we can properly consider your comments.
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