Sunday, July 07, 2013

401. The Amazing Bible Passage Disappearing Act

Imagine having the "gift" of being able to determine which scriptures in the Bible are not God-inspired and should be removed. There could be numerous reasons for removing many verses or even chapters. For example, suppose there is one that messes up your existing belief or doctrine. Perhaps it's one you just don't understand or feel that it contradicts with other passages. Just take a black highlighter and Poof! - It's gone. You'll have the Bible down to less than half the size in no time. Maybe even come up with your very own translation.

OR... We have another suggestion on this week's GIGcast.

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  1. I always say that you can't highlight, circle and underline passages of the Bible without knowing the context. I know in my own study time,whenever I don't understand something, I always go back to the previous chapter. Whether it was a old covenant teaching or a new one.

    If not, scriptures will become preplexing.

    Another great podcast,listening to you guys and other Grace speakes are a breath of fresh air.


  2. Thanks Mike! And that's what I love to do too. So often, if I don't understand what a verse or passage is saying, I back up and see what was said before it, and after it as well. That clears up SO MANY misunderstandings in the scriptures! Context clears up so many things. One thing Kap and I have noticed is that Paul often took large chunks of writing (several paragraphs, or even chapters at a time) to either make a point, or to clarify or give background for a larger point that he was making. Often, just picking or choosing a sole sentence or paragraph isn't enough to see his full point. Sometimes, that one sentence or paragraph makes much more sense with the surrounding context.