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Using scripture to interpret scripture
by Thomas Purifoy Jr.
Using scripture to interpret scripture is essential to understanding the Bible. Most of the people and events in the first chapters of Genesis are referred back to by both Old and New Testament authors. Even more importantly, Jesus Himself spoke often about Genesis.
It is these divinely-inspired statements that provide the interpretive framework for recognizing the historicity of Genesis. Three things become apparent when looking at these passages:
- The Biblical authors saw the events and people of Genesis as real history.
- They understood those historical events had spiritual and theological consequences.
- They realized those consequences continue to have an impact on the present day.
Since it is helpful to read what was actually said, here are some of the more important statements about Genesis.
Moses & Isaiah
“For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all…
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