Sunday, July 12, 2015

You Keep Using That Verse.....

Maybe Inigo should also say "You keep using that verse...."
recommend this article from Relevant: 5 Verses That Don't Mean What You Think They Mean:
Reading the Bible is fairly easy. Interpreting it, however, can be tough. Commonly, well-known verses even take on lives of their own as they are rehearsed over and over apart from their original context. Most of the time, the implications are harmless. Sometimes, they are destructive.
Here’s a survey of five commonly misunderstood passages in the Bible, from verses used out of context to significant theological issues:..
The article goes on to look at five verses:

Matthew 7:1 “Do not judge, or you too will be judged.”

Matthew 5:44 “Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.”

Romans 13:4 “For the one in authority is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. They are God’s servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer.”

Isaiah 55:8 “My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways.”

Jude 2:1 “God helps those who help themselves.” (Hint: It's not really there)

Read it all at the link