What can happen when people approach the Bible without any concern for the historical-cultural context?
Cultural context is very important when talking about the bible. There will be vast misinterpretation and false revelation. As stated in the book, that by understanding the history and culture of the audience in which God was addressing is like looking through a window(Duvall and Hays, 2008, pg. 50). When we ignore history and culture, we are basically looking through a wall, trying to see what’s on the other side and gain an understanding. Understanding the Bible requires placing the writing within their historical and cultural context.
Investigate John 2:1-12 and identify at least two historical cultural items of Duvall’s and materials explain how understanding these historical and cultural items open up one’s understanding of this miracle went.
In John 2:1-12 it talks about how Jesus changes water into wine. And how the wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. What Jesus did in the Cana of Galilee was one of the first of the signs through which he revealed his glory. The miracles that Jesus demonstrated was the power of God’s love and mercy for his people. (Duvall and Hays, says, submit to one another out of reverence for Christ pg. 53)
For people living in an “instant” application society such as ours, what can persuade them to put forth effort to study the historical-cultural context? That is, devise an action step that you could suggest to a friend in an effort to move he or she towards a more involved study of the scriptures.
There are a lot of people who skim over the Bible, I can say I’m one of those individuals who done so, I think when you skim over the Bible and not entirely read it you’re missing out on a lot and will be missing the message you actually should be receiving. I think if we take the time and read will get a better understanding. People often ignore the message God is sending them if we take the time and listen to what he has in store for us and what he’s speaking and the messages he’s sending we’ll go down the right path without any mess ups. (Don’t lose your interpretive heart in your quest for information to deepen your understanding of the text-Duvall and Hays, pg. 55)
Duvall, J. Scott., and J. Daniel Hays. Journey into God’s Word: Your Guide to Understanding and Applying the Bible. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2008. Print.
People interpret God’s word rather than what’s stated in the Bible. I think that if people encourage people to view the Bible differently. I think a different perspective helps. Just like in Christianity people see and interpret the Bible differently, but the government needs to follow up. Someone invited Jesus to the wedding in Cana Galilee- we are vessels used by God for him to do his miracles. Taking people to church is excellent, too many people have been taking life for granted and forgotten their purpose.
Withholding historical-cultural context when approaching the Bible does be misleading. In the Bible, it warns us about a lot of people just to lazy to read it, and that’s why they get blinded. Some people be misleading others with constant unhelpful/out of context quoting of scriptures. We must not all fall into misleading people in the world. Go out and discover what is in the Bible for ourselves. Galatians 1:1-24. I do agree there are a lot of people living the fast life. People are living the life so quickly they don’t take the time to slow down and clear their mind and think thing through to make better decisions.