How to Find Truth in Scripture

Mount St. Helens

Updated May 8, 2021

How can we do our best to find the truth in scripture?

  • Keep in mind that scripture’s primary purpose is to reveal the truth about God and connect us to Him relationally.
  • Read all of it. Each bit must be understood in the context of the whole.
  • Remember that some words and passages can be interpreted in multiple ways. Consider the possibilities, and (when possible) determine the best interpretation based on evidence.
  • Read it with a sincere desire to know the truth, whatever it is.

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