2 Tim. 3:16 says, “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness….” Since we believe that every word of the text of the Bible is inspired, and is therefore is authoritative, it motivates us to take great care how we interpret the text.
We recognize that there is but one way to legitimately interpret the Bible. We might refer to that form of interpretation as normal or literal. It is that meaning that rises naturally and consistently from the text. We believe in a historical-grammatical-contextual interpretation of the Word of God.
This belief influences all that is taught and preached here at EBC.