Some Commonly Misused Scripture Passages
Although hearing the Word of God expounded is one of the cornerstones
of a healthy Christian life, we should, every one of us, strive to know
the Word of God ourselves - well enough to be able to obey the command
"test all things - hold fast to that which is good". Sadly, we do
from time to time hear the scriptures misused over the pulpit. This document
lists some of the more common errors of doctrine or exegesis heard today,
with links to pages that try to correct them. It is the author's hope that
these pages will be a blessing to those who read them. All opinions are
the author's, and he intends to welcome comments
of any kind.
Here we go!!
That's All, folks!! (For now at least).
Fallacy 1: "The Armour Of God" (Ephesians
6:14-17) Is "putting on the armour" the same as "putting on Christ"?
Fallacy 2: "You And Your Household Shall Be
Saved" (Acts 16:31) Does the Bible make this promise to every believer?
Fallacy 3: "Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria"
(Acts 1:8) Does this passage mean we should reach out to family and friends
first before considering cross-cultural outreach?
Fallacy 4: "Barcodes And The Number Of The
Beast" Do product barcodes contain a hidden 666?
Fallacy 5: "That Which Is Perfect" (1
Corinthians 13:10) Does this refer to the Completion of the New Testament
Canon, implying that miraculous spiritual gifts are not available any more.
Fallacy 6: "Baptism Which Saves You"
(1 Peter 3:21) Does this verse really teach that Water Baptism is necessary
Fallacy 7: "The One Who Holds Back" (2
Thessalonians 2:7) Does this passage identify the Holy Spirit as the one
holding back the antichrist, and imply that the Church will escape the
"great tribulation" in a "pre-tribulation rapture"?