We who preach the gospel must not think of ourselves as public relations agents sent to establish good will between Christ and the world. We must not imagine ourselves commissioned to make Christ acceptable to big business, the press, the world of sports or modern education. We are not diplomats but prophets, and our message is not a compromise but an ultimatum. A.W. Tozer
Therefore let God-inspired Scripture decide between us; and on whichever side be found doctrines in harmony with the word of God, in favor of that side will be cast the vote of truth. --Basil of Caesarea
Once you learn to discern, there's no going back. You will begin to spot the lie everywhere it appears.

I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, because He considered me faithful, putting me into service. 1 Timothy 1:12

Friday, June 22, 2018

Is Your “Photo” Distorted?

Anyone who studies photography knows that when the setting on the camera are not properly adjusted, the picture can come out distorted or blurry. Such is also the case when someone interprets the Bible without looking at the context or ignoring what the Bible clearly teaches in other places.

Eric J. Bargerhuff, The Most Misused Verses in the Bible, pg.85

1 comment:

Joe said...

I always tell my class that everything in the Bible must be interpreted in the context of the meaning of the word(s) used, the verse, the chapter, the book, the Testament and the Bible as a whole. Anything else might be "what it means to you," but most probably won't be what God meant when He wrote it.