Sunday, May 06, 2012

341. Stumbling Over Bible Verses

The Bible is filled with thousands of "verses" that are often quoted but in some cases seldom understood. Doctrines have been built by taking a few passages of scripture out of context and combining them with a few more that may also have been taken out of context. Our goal this week is to remind ourselves not to get too focused on individual Bible verses but to combine them with the foundational understanding of what the gospel is to begin with. Tunnel vision can cause confusion and misunderstanding.

Gaining a better grasp of the big picture will help these verses come alive with the truth of the gospel and bring an excitement that comes only by God's grace through the finished work of Christ.

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  1. I think a lot of misunderstandings are a result of the motive behind the person reading and interpreting the scripture. There are those of that are sincere and those of contention. The only discernment I see is through the Holy Ghost that seperates all for the believer to be wise as a serphent and harmless as a dove

  2. I think there's a lot to be said for what you're bringing up here, Howard. People come to the Bible with all kinds of motives, but if their motive is simply to know God and who they are in Him, rather than having contentious motives, they will find Him and His love and grace all over the Bible.