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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Cause and Effect

One of the structural elements you can look for in your study of the Bible is cause and effect.  When the text progresses from cause to effect the term is causation.  When it moves from effect to cause we have substantiation.
How does cause and effect help you in your Bible study?  Thoughts at DTTB.

Hebrews 10:19 – 25 is a summary or better an application of the arguments that the writer is presenting in chapters 8 – 10.  It is a good example of causation.

Verses 19 – 21 present the causes; 22 – 25 the effects.  There are two causes and three effects.
Do you see them?

The next step is to ask some questions:
  • What is meant by the causes and by the effects?  
  • How do the causes result in the effects, or how do the causes = substantiate the effects?  
  • Why use this causal/substantive movement?
  • What is implied by it?
Food for thought. Grist for the ole brain mill...

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