Mar 18, 2020
In this episode, Brother Jonathan talks about how to answer
someone when they tell you: Well that's just your
That’s Your Interpretation
Remnant Bible Fellowship
- The Argument
- You are talking to someone about something regarding a passage
of scripture, could be doctrinal, practical, or maybe you are
witnessing to them, and they retort back: “Well, that’s your
interpretation!” As though that somehow makes you wrong or
invalidates what you said.
- Assess the Person
- Figure out where they are coming from.
- Do they honestly believe what they’re saying?
- Is it a philosophical problem?
- Is it just an excuse?
- Are they just saying this to get away from the meaning of the
passage? Is there an ulterior motive?
- How to Answer
- Counter-argue with an example.
- “If written documents don’t have a fixed and understandable
message then how does texting work? Or emails? Or letters?” Or
literally any other written document (books, novels, etc.)
- Do they live consistent with what they’re saying?
- Explain why they are wrong.
- Documents are written with an intended meaning from the
- Grammar, historical context, the lexical definition of words,
all constrain the meaning of the text.
- Restate the correct interpretation.
- Give the reasons for your interpretation to be the correct