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I just took this test over at buildingchurchleaders.com called the Hermeneutic Quiz which measures what your stance is as it relates to Bible interpretation. I came out conservative which means:

“the conservative hermeneutic group ….. The strength of this view is its emphasis on the authority, ongoing and normative authority, of all of Scripture. It tends to operate with the line many of us learned in Sunday school: “If the Bible says it, that settles it.” Such persons let the Bible challenge them with full force. Literal readings lead to rather literal applications. Most of the time. The problem, of course, is that very few people are completely consistent here. At times one suspects something other than strict interpretation is going on when the conservative is willing to appeal to history to suspend the commandment to observe a Saturday Sabbath, but does not to appeal to history on other issues (e.g., capital punishment or homosexuality)”

hmm … not sure about it to be honest! Why not give it a go yourself and let me know how you do …

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3 thoughts on “Hermeneutic Scale

  1. Hey SamE,

    Came in with a 22 meaning also conservative. From reading the questions my guess is I am actually a 20 but they questions were worded without giving the Holy Spirit credit for interpretation of the Word.

  2. Haven’t taken the test. Don’t mind being called “conservative” when it comes to the Bible.
    No doubt some conservatives are inconsistent.
    But who needs an “appeal to history” regarding the Sabbath?

    “So let no one judge you in food or in drink, or regarding a festival or a new moon or sabbaths.” – Colossians 2:16 (NKJV)

    Isn’t the New Testament clear enough?

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