The Authoritative Word
The authoritative Word has an authoritative Author. God spoke the Word. We must let it speak authoritatively as written. We can discern authorial intent by employing a grammatical, historical (what words meant in context) method of Bible interpretation. God meant one thing when He spoke each thing He wanted written in His Holy Word. Truth is not up for grabs. It isn’t everyone doing what is right in their own eyes. We would do well to pay attention (2 Peter 1:19-21). Scripture twisting abounds (2 Peter 3:15-16). Right handling is our calling (2 Tim. 2:15), and it is possible, enabled by the Spirit of God who gives us understanding (Ps. 119:18, 125, 130).