In one of his books, C.S. Lewis says (paraphrased) that society, when it sees a problem says, “Well, you can’t go back.” Lewis says, in fact, that is exactly what we need to do when we see a problem; we have to go back to the point where we went astray, fix it and then move forward again. So that’s what I am going to do.
I pretty much jumped into this blog teaching right away without laying some ground work. About thirty years ago I took classes through an accredited Bible school. The required first class was Hermeneutics, the rules for understanding and interpreting the Bible. I really didn’t want to take the class, but instead I wanted to simply jump into studying prophecy. Hermeneutics should have been covered at the beginning of my writing the ringing the bell blog instead of just jumping into teaching. I also should have talked about the various approaches to interpreting and understanding the Book of Revelation. Adding to this, I’m kind of wishing I had organized the sequence of the postings a bit differently.
So, I am going to take a breather on writing for a while and get myself re-oriented; take my own advice and “check it out.” God willing, it shouldn’t be long, so please stay tuned.