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Jesus did it. The apostles did it, too. But that doesnâ€™t matter; most Christians are extremely skeptical of this exegetical method. Known as â€śgood and necessary consequence,â€ť it is not a general idea but a technical phrase from the discipline of logic. It refers to the laws of inference by which the implications of a proposition may be drawn out. A â€śgood consequenceâ€ť is any valid inference. A â€śnecessary consequenceâ€ť is any inference that, given two or more propositions, cannot possibly be avoided. The method, therefore, teaches that not only everything the Bible says, but also everything it necessarily implies or assumes, is the Word of God.
Postmodernism is the ridiculous belief that there is no such thing as absolute truth, and therefore, everything must be evaluated in terms of personal experience rather than truth. That is how we ended up with ecumenism and syncretism. This book seems to be more along the lines of using Scripture to interpret Scripture, which is how it should be done.