“Pronoun Trouble” in Galatians 5:16-17

One of the most important principles of Biblical interpretation that I ever learned had to do with pronoun trouble. (If you right-click that link and start watching at second :25, you’ll see what I mean.)

The way I had learned, by osmosis and example, was: “If a passage of Scripture has a pronoun in it (you or I or he or we or pretty much any of them), then you can and even should apply it to yourself.” Unless of course it’s ludicrous to do it, like that holy kiss stuff. Continue reading