Charles Finney's 5 Rules of Biblical Interpretation

From Finney's Systematic Theology, Lecture 39

(1) Different passages must be so interpreted, if they can be, as not to contradict each other.
(2) Language is to be interpreted according to the subject matter of discourse.
(3) Respect is always to be had, to the general scope and design of the speaker or writer.
(4) Texts that are consistent with either theory, prove neither.
(5) Language is to be so interpreted, if it can be, as not to conflict with sound philosophy, matters of fact, the nature of things, or immutable justice.

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