2. Don’t presume that because you have strung bible verses together making an iron clad logical argument, that there haven’t been logical fallacies committed along the way.
3. Don’t presume that another’s GRAMMATICAL-HISTORICAL-CULTURAL lenses from another age are more ‘authoritative’ than the ‘Mind of Christ’ which God has given you in this age. (1 Corinthians 2:16)
4. Don’t presume that ‘Taking the Bible literally,’ is a bad or good thing until you understand what it means to ‘take the bible literally.’
5. Don’t presume that everything is prescriptive (prescribed as in ‘what you should do’), instead of what may have been incidentally descriptive (described as in ‘what was done’).
6. Don’t presume to lump the 66 books of the bible into one ‘book.’ Each genre, literary style, narrative, and ‘section’ have their purpose and message.
7. Don’t presume that it’s not about semantics. It is. Words mean things. But likewise, don’t presume that over-dissection of words always yields a ‘deeper meaning.’
8. Don’t presume that because the bible mentions a subject, it treats that subject exhaustively.
9. Don’t presume that you can look at biblical text with ‘complete objectivity.’
10. Don’t presume that when you’ve translated/interpreted a given verse in such a way that it contradicts the clear teaching of another verse somewhere else in scripture, that your interpretation is correct.
Would you add anything to this list? What?