Tag Archives: CENI

CENI – The Good Side

After that last post about the limitations of CENI (Command, Example, and Necessary Inference) I want to point out some of the things I think are good about those three things. First, I appreciate people who have a zeal for scripture. Some of the people who hold most tightly to CENI know the Bible backwardsContinue Reading

CENI – Having a Humble Hermeneutic

A hermeneutic is the way we go about making interpretations. In the case of biblical hermeneutics, it is the method we use to make sense of what we read in scripture. I grew up in some pretty conservative circles. In those circles, the goal of interpretation was a desire to know what God wanted usContinue Reading

Paul’s Example on How to Deal with Silence in Scriptures

What would happen if you used the Command, Example and Necessary Inference hermeneutic to help us understand how to deal with scripture’s silence on a given issue? As hard of a time as people give necessary inference, coming to logical conclusions on issues through the study of scripture is something we all have to do.Continue Reading

A Couple Notes of Interest

Jay Guin has a fabulous post on CENI with some great followup comments by Edward Fudge and John Mark Hicks. If you know what CENI is then you probably want to read it. If you don’t have a clue what CENI means then move on to the next link. Imonk, Michael Spenser, has highlighted ChurchContinue Reading

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