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Flame - Context
(from the album Rewind)
© copyright 2006, Cross Movement

Verse1: The first task of the interpreter is called exegesis/(extra Jesus)/ naw I said exegesis man/ itís a Latin word donít be scared/ matter of fact I laughed when I first heard it too/ its spelled e-x-e-g-e-s-i-s/ guarantee you learn this process and youíll be blessed/ exegesis is the careful systematic/ study of scripture for the Christian this should be a habit/ but to discover the original intended meaning/ of the author to his audience is exegeting/ but to do this man you need some tools/ so let me recommend a couple of things you should use/ aight cool/ first man you need this book/itís called a commentary and it helps you to further look/ into some essential things you need to check/ in order for you to properly interpret the text

Hook: With this skill this should keep you from heresy/ and keep you from going through theological therapy/, the words of God will change your life/ if you Keep the text in its context/ with this skill/ this should keep you from heresy/ and keep you from going through theological therapy/ the words of God will change your life/ if you keep the text in its context

Verse 2: You need some more books I know its gettiní scary/ but you need some definitions get a bible dictionary/to go without these tools you canít afford it/ thatís why you need this book called a concordance/ and every time you start to think this is too much to do/ I recommend you reflect on 2 Timothy 2/and 15/and youíll see what I mean/ simply because the serpent is lurking to glean/ those who donít read/ and those who donít study/ to keep a lock on this treasure/ from unlocking the pleasure/ cause Godís word is lovely/ thatís why we hold it as precious as pearls/ to let our exegetical work reflect to the world/ in accuracy/ hoping that you happy to see/ the very words God breathe handle accurately/ yeah so many take text out of context/ and come up with mess and more nonsense


Verse 3: What you donít wanna do is called eisegesis/(I see Jesus)/ naw I said eisegesis man/ you a silly dude its Latin too/ and thatís just the act of when your adding to/ or the process of reading oneís own meaning/ into the text and thatís just eisegeting/ donít fret I know these words are new/ and phrases to/ but itís cool to go back to school/ its spell ei-se-gesis/ guarantee you learn this process and Godíll be vexed/ a text can never mean what it never meant before/ to its original reader or author/ so if you run into a difficult passage and you know the Bible never contradicts itself/ then turn the pages to a parallel passage and just let the scriptures interpret itself