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Old 02-20-2009, 06:12 AM
Steven Avery Steven Avery is offline
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Hi Folks,

Doug V. Heck has a sensible understanding of the basic theme of the Psalm, emphasizing the purity of the Bible and the words of God. We can see his interpretation as a split interpretation where "the promises of God could be totally depended upon" is a reference to Psalm 12:7a.
Doug V. Heck - The Lying of Men and The Truth of God

cf. Psalm 12:6-8

The words of the Lord are pure words, like silver tested in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them O Lord, thou shalt preserve them from this generation forever. The wicked walk on every side, when the vilest men are exalted.

In contrast to the or empty statements of the wicked who flatter from a double heart, are undefiled or kept free from any dross. Nothing in the promises of the Lord are uttered from a double mind! (cf. Psalm 18:30; 119:140) Like purified like a clay furnace for testing metals to burn off the dross and impurities, the words come from the mouth of God without meanings.

The Bible has passed through the furnace of persecution, literary criticism, philosophic doubt, and scientific discovery, and has lost nothing but those human interpretations which clung to it as alloy to precious ore. The experience of saints has tried it in every conceivable manner, but not a single doctrine or promise has been consumed in the most excessive heat. (cf. Spurgeon, p. 143)

Because the promises of God could be totally depended upon, David acknowledges the deliverance of the oppressed, who are guarded forever! The term is "from their contemporaries."

And this regardless of the fact that during David's time, it seemed as if the whole leadership had departed from the covenant with God .
Pastor Doug V. Heck is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute in Chicago (B.A.) and The Master's Seminary (M.DIV), where Dr. John MacArthur, Jr. is President. There he graduated Magna Cum Laude and served as President of the Student Government. He has also pursued further graduate level studies at Dallas Theological Seminary, Moody Graduate School in Chicago and is currently in the D.Min. degree program at The Master’s Seminary, with an emphasis on Expository Preaching. Pastor Heck has also served as Director of Tulsa-based Bible Teaching Services and Christian Counseling Ministry. Doug has been the teacher of The Quest of the New Testament radio program, formerly heard on KCFO for 7 years, having served as Senior Pastor for 18 years and in full time ministry for 24 years.


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