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The Interpretation Of Scripture
The reader is here put in possession of a guide, which if followed, will make the Bible a more meaningful book; will allow it to speak with Divine authority, and deliver it from the dependence upon Man.
The Bible is the most abused book in the world. In the hands of both scholars and laymen it has suffered the
indignity of being used to support all manner of dogmas, beliefs and fancies. Common sense, which has normally
been exercised in the interpretation of other works, seems to have been completely abandoned with respect to the
‘Book of books’, and liberties have been taken which in other spheres would have been condemned outright. It has
been said that anything may be proved from the Bible, a statement not so very far from the truth if complete liberty
of interpretation be allowed. There is therefore a great need for such a work as this which seeks to put the
interpretation of Scripture on a sound basis.
The rules outlined herein rest on the foundation that ‘all Scripture is given by inspiration of God’ (2 Tim. 3:16)
and that God means what He says. The reader is here put in possession of a guide which, if followed, will make the
Bible a more meaningful Book, will allow it to speak with Divine authority, and deliver from dependence upon man.
Mr. Allen has kept the language simple and straightforward throughout, so that it may be available to all. Also,
what could easily have developed into a large work of many pages has been left as concise as possible, in order that
none may be overwhelmed. These features commend this book as most readable and enlightening, and it should
prove of great help to all who seek the truth of God in His Word. It is sent forth with this end in view.
‘Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom’ (Col. 3:16).