The Apostles James,
Peter, and John
The best way to come to an understanding of the ASPI
Interpretation of the Bible is to apply it on the little
epistles of James, Peter, and John.  

If I recall correctly from over 50 hours of Bible from Baylor,
Ouachita, and Southwestern Seminary these have
classically been called the Pastoral Epistles.  Certainly
Pastor James was pastor of the first Christian church ever,
the church at Jerusalem; John spent years as Pastor at
Ephesus; and Peter, well Peter the acknowledged leader of
the other Apostles of Jesus was sort of the pastor-at-large
of the original Christian movement.  Since Peter did not live
very long into the First Century--tradition has it that he and
the Apostle Paul were crucified upside down in Rome.
However the goal of this Bible study is not to simple
understand and promote the
ASPI, but promote real Bible
understanding in the manner God intended to communicate
to humanity for:  (1) salvation through Christ; (2) the proper
learning of Christ and therefore of His Father, God {it is
even more applicable today what Paul wrote in Ephesians,
"this is not the way you learned Christ"}; and (3) the
learning of the full potential of "what is the hope of your
calling in Christ".

NOTE:  It may seem strange to quote so much from the
letters of Paul; but that is simply good hermeneutics as
Paul wrote 14 out of 27 of the New Testament books and
sponsored 3 others.

     
Progress Chart for study of the Apostles

1.  SunGrist Collections on James.

It is not that the book of James has been neglected on
SunGrist as it has been an integral part of total Bible
studies, especially in the survey sweeps of the Bible in the
4 sections of the LCC volume 1 commentaries. These as a
first step in study will be collected on the Pastor James
page, before an expanded treatment of this small in size but
big in impact book.

2.  SunGrist Collections on Peter.  (I and II Peter)

It is Peter that clued us in on how the Bible is structured,
not only reminding us that Paul like the "holy men" of the
Old Testament wrote Scriptures, but also established the
definition of ASPI in II Peter 1:20,21.

3.  SunGrist Collections on John's little epistles, I, II, and III
John.

4.  A Harmony of James, Peter, and John.

Even as the consistency of the Bible from cover to cover of
the 66 books is another evidence that Scripture came from
God, even so if you take only 6 books of this Bible for a
study, one should be impressed with the "holy men of God"
writings of 3 Apostles, on the human side so different.