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Principles of Biblical interpretation

The Surprising God  blog seeks to read Scripture in the light of Jesus, which means reading in alignment with a theology that is both  incarnational (Christ-centered) and Trinitarian . This interpretive approach is grounded in the following key principles: Scripture and gospel  We view the Holy Bible as the written word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit to reveal, through the apostolic word of God (the Apostle's testimony of the gospel), the truth concerning the Living Word of God (Jesus Christ, and see John 5:39-40). Reading the Scriptures (public domain via Wikimedia Commons) Jesus We believe that Scripture is rightly interpreted in the light of the answer to this key question: Who is Jesus? Scripture answers that Jesus is both fully God (the doctrine of the Trinity ) and fully human (the doctrine of the Incarnation ). Through his representative-substitutionary life, death, resurrection, ascension and sending of the Holy Spirit, Jesus has united all humanity to God (the doctrin