a. Which rule of interpretation was broken, ignored, or violated?
The rule of Biblical interpretation that has been broke here is that no doctrine is to entirely be based off one passage of Scripture from the Bible. Along with that no verse or phrase can or should be allowed to have a meaning when isolated that it would not have if it was kept in its original context.
b. Which rule of interpretation should be followed?
The rule of Biblical interpretation that was not followed and should have been was when a contradiction like this appears, the emphasis should only be given to the multiple passages that are clear rather than to a passage that is isolated and obscure. The only basis for establishing a doctrine cannot be based off the historical occurrence of an event. As well as the writer’s original intent must be the only valid interpretation of a Scripture passage.
c. What interpretation of the passage would be more biblically accurate?
The writer of this passage was Luke and he had many reasons for writing about this, but it was not as an endorsement of a type of communal living to be considered normative for the Christian church was not one of those reasons. A reason Luke wrote this passage was to express how the apostles and the rest of the church had differed greatly in their giving compared to the way Ananias and Sapphira did in their giving. Ananias and Sapphira were giving selfishly by only giving part of the money they had received from selling their land, while the apostles and the rest of the church were giving generously by giving all the money they had. “That is, they f...
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...u eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you cannot have eternal life within you” (John 6:53 NLT), must have been very shocking for them to hear. In this passage John was really just trying to illustrate that Jesus sustains His believers spiritually, just as water and food sustain it physically. “It is His flesh and blood that gives everlasting life to those that chose to receive salvation. For the life of a creature is in the blood, and I have given it to you to make atonement for yourselves on the altar; it is the blood that makes atonement for one’s life” (Leviticus 17:11 NIV). The expression of eating His flesh has been commonly used as a way of saying to put your faith in Christ. No doctrine or practice should ever be contemplated as being Biblical unless it has been summed up and indeed truly includes all what the Scriptures have said about it.
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