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THE HERESY OF APPLICATION (p. 20)
Haddon Robinson, professor of preaching at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, explains how to keep error from creeping in to application.
You've said that more heresy is preached in application than in Bible exegesis. Why?
Preachers want to be faithful to the Scriptures, and going through seminary, they have learned exegesis. But they may not have learned how to make the journey from the biblical text to the modern world. They get out of seminary and realize the preacher's question is application: How do you take this text and determine what it means for this audience? Sometimes we apply the text in ways that would make the biblical writer say, "Wait a minute, I ...1