He is what is described as both a literalist and an apologist. As a literalist, he believes a person should take the Scriptures literally, except where there is evidence that another meaning should be applied, such as an allegory or a parable. He believes in studying Scripture without having a predetermined belief about its meaning, and letting it speak to you, rather than speaking your beliefs into it.
As an apologist, he writes in the defense of the things that are so clear that there can be no misunderstanding of what they mean, not to put forth some new truth. Those things that remain in silhouettes will be unveiled in their proper time, when the Light of Heaven appears and makes them plain. Upon those Scriptures that are clear, he has built and defends a belief in an eternal destiny…Beyond Heaven.