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!!

  • 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 for "salvation"?
  • 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"?
That's All, folks!! (For now at least).