Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.(2 Timothy 2:15) KJV
Biblical exposition is a tricky business. It’s also something that’s not to be taken lightly. In general, taking one passage from the Bible, imputing a meaning to it, and then building a doctrine on it is exactly what you DON’T do.
We’re not building a doctrine upon one verse of scripture. The doctrine has already been built, with an extensively documented process of deductive logic. What we’re doing is using our doctrine to understand a passage.
We’ve made the point that the popular science (SciPop) narrative of godless existence is an induced rationalization to fit a premise. It’s inductive reasoning.
Inductive reasoning (as opposed to deductive reasoning or abductive reasoning) is reasoning in which the premises are viewed as supplying strong evidence for the truth of the conclusion. While the conclusion of a deductive argument is certain, the truth of the conclusion of an inductive argument is probable, based upon the evidence given.– Inductive Reasoning, definition (Wikipedia)
In theology this would be called eisegesis, which is when we use scripture to support an opinion, regardless of whether the opinion is part of the meaning of a text. Our approach has been to use deduction, or deductive reasoning.
Deductive reasoning, also deductive logic, logical deduction or, informally, “top-down” logic, is the process of reasoning from one or more statements (premises) to reach a logically certain conclusion. It differs from inductive reasoning or abductive reasoning.– Deductive Reasoning, definition (Wikipedia)
In theology this is known as exegesis, or exposition, where we bring out the meaning which is in the words of the text. The reason why we can put forth an interpretation which is substantially different from any other, while based on the same texts, is because of the context we’ve developed around the intricate way in which gravity is inherent to the plan of redemption which fits the broad narrative of scripture.
A Mechanism for Spiritual Action – Navigation
|2||Biblical Exposition||2 Timothy 2:15|
|3||Spirits and Gravity||Romans 8:5|
|4||The Heart and Mind of the Soul||Romans 8:6-8|
|5||The Mind of the Spirit||Romans 8:26-27|
|6||He Had by the Spirit||1 Chronicles 28:11-12|
|7||The Midst of my Body||Daniel 7:15|
We lay out a possible mechanism for how spirits can influence and guide us which combines relativity with physiology and metabolism.