Women in ministry must find themselves in sacred scripture. Some traditional mainline denominations can quote Bible and verse when scripture suggest discriminations agains women as unclean, evil and unworthy of any position in the house of God. Women in ministry must know and believe that is not the intent of God, and seek wisdom and verification beyond the written word to validate their right to existence for other purposes than just procreation and service. Women must not participate in their own punishment. Women carry the culture of ingnorance and intolerance towards each other. Women are called to find the message of the “calling” in the unwritten words of the scripture, remembering that it was a woman, first, last and always in and at the heart of the Christian message.

 

People are different when it comes to faith matters, some people take the Bible word for word, and add nothing to the thought or the words. Some people cannot accept the possibility that there may have been some errors made in the different translations. David’s[1] suggests that in order to read and study the Bible effectively that specific tools are necessary. These tools are called Biblical Hermeneutics. He suggests that It is not only important to be able to read the bible, but to interpret what you are reading.

 

  • Ÿ Time
  • Ÿ Place
  • Ÿ Settings
  • Ÿ Characters
  • Ÿ Author
  • Ÿ Word analysis

 

Students were given the skills with which to analysis selected Biblical passages using the tool of observation, interpretation, and application. The “Promise Keepers” or a typical man would say, what information can you give me about the players and the different teams they are playing on.

When Biblical chapters were taken as a written script about a set of events, the reader would normally want to know something about the background in which the story was written. Why was the time frame in which the story takes place. What is the geographical location in which the story takes place, and who are the main characters. It is then necessary to do a character analysis to determine what to expect of each player, and why. Each story has to have a problem, and some one trying to solve the problem. Without a problem, there is no story. The question of who is the author of the script is important. Here we would be interested in any and all motivational factors, which may have influenced the writer. The different characters and events coming in and out of the story makes it one of the story of the Bible is very basic and very simple. If left alone it would be not very interesting. The world’s best sellers.

[1] Dr. Jacob David, Biblical Hermeneutics, UTS Theology Seminary, New York

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