One
Any theory, interpretation, or explanation must be in agreement with the whole Bible, not just parts of it.

Two

It must agree with God's principles and heart of love.

Three

His principles, character, attitudes, and heart of love are explained in the Ten Commandments. Study them.

Four

We can find these same characteristics in Jesus, His Son. We need to study His life, works, and attitudes.

Five

It must agree with the Blood Covenant we, as Believers in Jesus, have with Almighty God, and the purpose of the cross, death, and resurrection of Jesus. We need to learn what this Covenant means, what our responsibilities are, and what God's responsibilities are in regard to it.

Six

It must agree with the Fatherhood of God, His Covenant with Israel, and His Covenant with the Church, which is the Body and Bride of Christ.

Seven

It must be based on what God has said, not assumptions of what He has not said, according to the whole Bible from "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." (Genesis 1:1 KJV) to and including "The grace of the Lord Jesus be with you all. 

Amen." (Revelation 22:21 KJV)

Eight

We must believe God says what He means and means what He says. The Bible says we are not to add to His Word or take away from it, under penalty of a curse.

Nine

We are to test every spirit, what others say, our own ideas, thoughts, and experiences by His infallible Word and accept His Word by the guidelines God, Himself, has provided in His Word, as the final authority in all things.

Ten

We must take the time and effort to build a relationship with Him so we will know what and how He thinks, and of His great love for us. This is a protection against error because we will know Him, not just know about Him.

Copyright 1997, 2007 Dorothy E. McClees -- Used by permission