During a recent discussion at Jason’s blog, the subject of biblical interpretation and children came up. Jason started the conversation with a thought on the interpretation of Genesis 6.1-4. Many use this passage, mixed with the non-canonical, but important, book of Enoch I. They use the understanding found in those pages and apply it to Genesis to create what I consider a very bad doctrine – human/angel copulation. For these people, ‘sons of God’ literally mean those children produced by this act. (This is also the beginning of the Serpent Seed doctrine).
T.C. brought up explaining things to children.
In explaining the difficult passages in the Old Testament to children – how do you do it?
This is mine –
But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God. (John 1:12 NLT)
I interpret (understand, there is a difference between the Old Testament in History and the Old Testament of Faith) the phrase ‘sons of God’ through this singular verse. All things, in my opinion, point to Christ.
What is your hermeneutical principle?