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Culture, Culture, Culture! (Video)

By Jeff A. Benner

Most theologians will cry out, "Context, context, context!" But what many theologians often ignore is, "Culture, Culture, Culture!" Without understanding the culture of any given literary work, one will invariably misinterpret one thing or another. This is no different from the Bible. If we interpret the Bible from our own cultural perspectives, we are going to misinterpret the authors original intended meaning.

This video provides a couple of examples of what happens when we allow our cultural perspective to influence how we interpret the facts, usually, incorrectly.

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