The Life Foundations Nexus
HOW DO YOU KNOW WHEN A PROMISE IS FROM GOD?
By Dr. Michael J. Bisconti
How do you know when a promise is from God? First, note that the following may at first seem complicated. You will soon see that it is not. God is a God of order. He follows certain laws. The laws that God follows are found in the Bible. Before we proceed any further, note that we are giving only the (powerful) basics of this subject on this web page.
How do you know when a promise is from God? A promise is from God when 1) you read it in the Bible AND 2) you have the correct exegesis (careful interpretation) of what you read. How do you know that you have the correct exegesis (careful interpretation) of what you read? The exegesis is “two-proof.” This means that ONE à you understand English (or whatever other language in which you are reading the Bible) and TWO à you have applied the “laws of exegesis,” which are found in the Bible. Anyone can learn the laws of exegesis. If you don’t have time to learn them, find someone who has already learned them, possibly a pastor.
What if you find out later that the exegesis (careful interpretation) was incorrect?
God is reasonable. Therefore, he provides for us in accordance with the two-proof (see above) exegesis of what we read even if the exegesis of what we read is later proven incorrect. Incidentally, history teaches us that this was the belief and practice of the first Christians.
Note that once you know what the promise of God is you then need to find out the correct application of that promise. See Biblical Applicaretics.
If you have any questions, send them to I Have A Question About The Promises of God