God's inspired, inerrant Word must be our sole authority, and our infallible critic, in every area - beginning with our interpretation of His Word itself.
Rather than comparing Scripture with Scripture, this man-centered hermeneutic compares human perspectives with one another in order to synthesize "doctrine".
Like the hermeneutic of trust, the doctrine of the 'animus imponentis' places the words of men in authority over Scripture. Recent church developments show what great damage this can cause.
Knox Theological Seminary, citing the Presbyterian Church in America's employment of this hermeneutic, hired an admitted theistic evolutionist for its faculty.
Reputedly conservative churches and educational institutions are embracing a counterfeit hermeneutic that is a prescription for doctrinal anarchy.
The principles and methodology of hermeneutics are like the unseen supports of a house. Doctrinal safety requires sound support.
Despite what many teach today, the words in the Greek do not mean "to divide the Bible into sections".
You can't know how to apply the Bible to life, unless you understand what the Bible really says.
The new "Biblical theology", a.k.a. redemptive-historical theology, puts man's wisdom above God's Word.
Biblical theology views the Bible "as it comes" - book-by-book, chapter-by-chapter, verse-by-verse.