Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Oh this Bible school...

You know you're in Bible school when...
* Upon entering the dorm you hear the book of Judges being played on an audio Bible program
* You are eating breakfast and you hear a heated discussion on Calvinism and Arminianism at the table next to you
* You get into a heated argument for a half hour when the majority of the students are against the professor
* You leave the argument and you run to another professor and ask him about what the first professor said
* The second professor tells you that the other professor was wrong and then tells you "Keep taking your stand for the truth!"

All of the above happened to me in the past 2 weeks, and the last four happened in the past 2 days. Ooooh this school.

See what happened was this:

For Pauline Epistles, we have study questions. One of the questions was in regards to 1 Cor. 15:1-4 and Psalm 16:10. The main point was that Jesus was buried and raised on the third day according to the Scriptures. Ok, so I was working on the study questions Monday afternoon. Monday night I was in OT Wisdom Books and Mr Hook started talking about the methods of interpreting the Psalms. He got to the Eschatological-Messianic Method which sees Christ in the Psalms. Mr Hook says that we can't say David was "prophesying" of Christ. He never meant Christ, however that's how it all unfolded in the end. He said the point of the Psalm is in the context and what was written about himself and what was happening then. He said a jump to Christ misses the whole point of the Psalm. So basically he said that although the NT writers cite the Psalms, we are not allowed to use the Psalms and put Christ in them. He said "Paul can do something we can't do." So basically the whole interpreting the OT in light of the NT? Yeah he doesn't go with that. That sent the whole class into a heated argument. One person brought up Psalm 110 and Mr Hook said that's the only Psalm he thinks refers directly to Christ. Then he told the class that he thinks that he might be proven wrong in Heaven, but for now, this is his view..... and in our study of Psalm 50, we're not allowed to use the Eschatological-Messianic method. SO today I asked Mr Allen what he thought and he totally contradicted Mr Hook and decided he's going to ask Mr Hook about it.

Anyway, time to run to Foundations of Special Ed! Later!!!

Edit: Great site!

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