Is Jehovah the same as Allah? According to Brian Houston, the God of the Bible is the same as the god of Islam.
Here is a book that shows a far better approach:
(Mahometanism Unveiled: An Inquiry, in which that Arch-heresy, Its Diffusion and Continuance, are Examined on a New Principle, Tending to Confirm the Evidences, and Aid the Propagation, of the Christian Faith. By Charles Forster. 1829. 2 Volumes.)
Spiritual interpretation of Scripture
Types are in the Bible.
Allegory is in the Bible in Galatians chapter 4.
Therefore, limited spiritual interpretations are possible.
1 Cor. 9:9 For it is written in the law of Moses, Thou shalt not muzzle the mouth of the ox that treadeth out the corn. Doth God take care for oxen?
1 Cor. 9:10 Or saith he it altogether for our sakes? For our sakes, no doubt, this is written: that he that ploweth should plow in hope; and that he that thresheth in hope should be partaker of his hope.
Moses was talking about animals, but Paul to ministers. Of course, it is the Holy Ghost through and through. However, this is not carte blanche for any and every allegorical, spiritual, etc. interpretation that people might suggest.
THE COMING RESTORATION
Hagin, Kenneth, 1985, The Coming Restoration, RHEMA, Tulsa, OK, USA.
This little booklet is about Pentecostal aspirations for the future of the Church prior to the Second Coming.
God’s endtime plan includes a time of restoration of His glory, a time of restoration of His power, a time of restoration of His gifts and ministries to the Church.
Are times getting darker? Yes, for the world, but according to this view, not necessarily for Christians: “For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.” (Isaiah 60:2).
Certain Calvinist sects maintain that musical instruments should not be used in church praise and worship, and that hymns are idolatry.
Here’s a quote, “the Idols (Man Made Hymns) of John and Charles Wesley, Isaac Watts, the Trinity Hymnal, Fanny Crosby, and Others”.
The Bible is our authority, so we soon find that musical instruments are good and proper for Church.
Ps. 98:4 Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise.
Ps. 98:5 Sing unto the LORD with the harp; with the harp, and the voice of a psalm.
Ps. 98:6 With trumpets and sound of cornet make a joyful noise before the LORD, the King.
Ps. 150:3 Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp.
Ps. 150:4 Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs.
Ps. 150:5 Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals.
Bible Interpretation versus Modern Hermeneutics
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