What Bible verses are most often taken out of context?

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Gabbylittleangel

Lutz, FL

#1 Feb 19, 2009
People often quote Ben Franklin, thinking that they are quoting Scripture. People sometimes will quote just part of a verse, or take a passage and twist it, trying to make it fit their own beliefs.
People will misquote Scripture and try to make God look like a racist, a womanizer, unjust, unrighteous, hateful, and will often reveal the condition of their own hearts in doing so, even to the point of trying to make themselves out to be more righteous than God.

What are some of the passages that find are most often misquoted, or misunderstood?
Idi O Syncrasy

Farmington, CA

#2 Feb 19, 2009
"More weighty than wisdom or wealth is a little folly!

The wise man's understanding turns him to his right; the fool 's understanding turns him to his left.
When the fool walks through the street, in his lack of understanding he calls everything foolish.
Should the anger of the ruler burst upon you, forsake not your place; for mildness abates great offenses.

I have seen under the sun another evil, like a mistake that proceeds from the ruler:
a fool put in lofty position while the rich sit in lowly places.
I have seen slaves on horseback, while princes walked on the ground like slaves.

He who digs a pit may fall into it, and he who breaks through a wall may be bitten by a serpent.
He who moves stones may be hurt by them, and he who chops wood is in danger from it.

If the iron becomes dull, though at first he made easy progress, he must increase his efforts; but the craftsman has the advantage of his skill.
If the serpent bites because it has not been charmed, then there is no advantage for the charmer.

Words from the wise man's mouth win favor, but the fool 's lips consume him.
The beginning of his words is folly, and the end of his talk is utter madness;
yet the fool multiplies words. Man knows not what is to come, for who can tell him what is to come after him?

When will the fool be weary of his labor, he who knows not the way to the city?"
Ecclesiastes 10:1-15

“deo confidimus.”

Since: Oct 08

vancouver.

#3 Feb 19, 2009
..........

"judge not lest you be judged"......

this is used by some as a way of trying to muzzle condemnation for perverse, or other ungodly behavior..

when if you read the rest of the passage it's real meaning is revealed as to not judge unless you wish to be judged likewise..
this is taking into consideration you are being a hipocrite and doing the same thing you are condemming others for...

we are called on scripturally to rebuke sin, and to do that we must judge others behavior...but...you have no right to judge someones behavior if you are behaving in the same manner is what the passage that is often taken out of context is saying.

..........

“NM Desert Rat”

Since: Mar 08

Elephant Butte, N.M.

#4 Feb 19, 2009
All of them.
X in disguise

Beaumont, TX

#5 Feb 19, 2009
Idi O Syncrasy wrote:
"More weighty than wisdom or wealth is a little folly!
I've got one from way back, Idi. This one's a doozy.

When a christian was once asked why they feel the need to own guns, one particular christian replied with the 'Binding the Strong Man' passage from Matthew 12:29

"Or how can anyone enter the strong man's house and carry off his property, unless he first binds the strong man? And then he will plunder his house."

Of course, this christian didn't realize that the "strong man" being referenced was Satan, thereby mistakenly associating themselves and their gun ownership with Satan himself. Which I thought was rather suiting.

Whoa boy that was a good one.

Christians say the darndest things, eh?

This should be a fun thread.
Gabbylittleangel

Lutz, FL

#6 Feb 20, 2009
Xcntrik InVidor,
I copied your post here so that I could address your issues, while leaving Lee to the purpose for the other thread.
Xcntrik InVidor wrote:
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Are you made because you're a female and according to your own bible you're supposed to be quiet?...

No, that is not according to my Bible. That is according to your total lack of understanding of the Bible.
Xcntrik InVidor wrote:
<quoted text>
...Are you in rebellion?...

Nope. That would be you that is in rebellion...
Xcntrik InVidor wrote:
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...The bible is very specific. If you are a female and you want to be saved, shut up, have babies and make sure they don't backslide...

Again, that is not true. That is your sad twist. That is what the antichrists would want you to believe, and you seem to have swallowed it ~ hook, line, and sinker. You really need to spend some time with the Lord, humble yourself, repent of your sin, ask Him to save you, and correct your thinking.
Xcntrik InVidor wrote:
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...Your argument is with your god, not with me...

No, wrong, again. I have no argument with God. He has created the heavens, the earth, the sun, the moon and the stars. When man rebelled against Him, he made a way back into His kingdom for those who want to come back to Him. I have been reconciled to Him through Jesus Christ. I am born again, and filled with the Holy Spirit. God loves me. He has taught me from His Holy Word, and He wants to do the same for you.
My argument IS with you, because it is you that has twisted His truth ~ attempting to turn it into a lie. It is you that does not understand. It is you that believes themself to be more righteous and Holy and good and reasonable than the God of all creation. My argument is with YOU.
Xcntrik InVidor wrote:
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....If you have any questions, discuss it with your husband...

Again, you show a lack of Bible knowledge. You have not done your homework, studied out the passage, and learned the context of it.
Perhaps you have/had a husband that has mistreated you, or mislead you in what Scripture means, or attempted to use Scripture to justify abusing you.
Get right with God, then He can work through you so that your friends and loved ones will have the opportunity to spend eternity with Him.

You came into this thread, spouting like a demon possessed antichrist. You pretend as if you had known that the op had lost a loved one, you might have behaved differently, yet your behavior has not changed since you gained that knowledge. You pretend to teach the Word of a God that you do not know, to people who do know Him. My suggestion is that you get into a good Bible study, find out the truth of the Word, who wrote it, why, the background of the passages that you quoted, and gain some understanding, wisdom and knowledge of the Word. Getting together with someone who is born again, understands who God is, and His love for you, will do you so much good.

You spout insults at believers and name call as good as any spoiled 3 year old could do. You certainly do not expect to gain respect from others here, you do not expect anyone to turn from the Living God to follow such foolishness.

You seem only to be venting your own hurts. I pray that God will send someone along side you to help you work through your issues in a righteous manner.

Blessings.
Gabbylittleangel

Lutz, FL

#7 Feb 20, 2009
Xcntrik InVidor,
I copied a post that I made last year, when I was involved in another thread with another troll who wanted to twist Scripture to put down women...

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Gabbylittleangel wrote:
People, if you are going to discuss the Scriptures, study the Scriptures!
Know the character of God, and know that those who do not know God never stop attempting to twist God's word to suit themselves.
Read it in context.
Study it. Learn from people who know God.
Now, concerning women preachers, this is one of the most twisted passages from Scripture. Usually done by people who have a prejudice towards women.
Paul was writing a letter to the Corinthians.
The letter was in response to a letter that the Corinthians had written to Paul. The letter that the Corinthians had written to Paul had a long list of issues. Paul took that list and addressed each issue one by one. He was answering their questions.
You can tell if the verse is their question or if it is Paul's answer by 1) reading it in context, and 2) see if it lines up with the context of the rest of the word.
For example:
They questioned his apostleship. He addressed the issue. Even to the point that in 2 Cor. 13 He said 'You question if Christ is speaking through me? You need to examine yourself to see if you are in the faith.'(my paraphrase)
They asked him about spiritual gifts. He addressed the issue.
"1 Cor 7:1 Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me:...(<<<READ THAT AGAIN!)(this is the question, not Paul's answer>>>)[It is] good for a man not to touch a woman.
"1 Cor 8:1 Now as touching things offered unto idols..." "1 Cor 8:4 Now as touching things offered unto idols..." chapter 12 they asked about spiritual gifts.
1 Cor 14:34-35 People have taught that Paul was saying this. This was the question that they were asking. Read it in context!
Nowhere in the law does it say that woman must be silent in the church. The Corinthians said it did! Someone tried to pass this off as being something out of the law, they were asking Paul if it was true.
Vs 36 is Paul's answer. He is accusing them of having some special law from God that no one else had. Paul then goes on to tell the Corinthians that: "If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord."
But if any man be ignorant, let him be ignorant.
Read the Word. Study it for yourself, seeking the truth of God. Stop trying to use the Word of God to support your own ideas. Do a study on women in the Bible, and you will find multitudes of women 'preaching'.
The very first preachers were women. The angel...said unto the women...go...tell..."
"Matthew 28:5-7 And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you."
Women, do not let the traditions of man keep you from the call of the Lord Jesus Christ!
Men, go and do likewise
Idi O Syncrasy

Farmington, CA

#8 Feb 20, 2009
X in disguise wrote:
<quoted text>
I've got one from way back, Idi. This one's a doozy.
When a christian was once asked why they feel the need to own guns, one particular christian replied with the 'Binding the Strong Man' passage from Matthew 12:29
"Or how can anyone enter the strong man's house and carry off his property, unless he first binds the strong man? And then he will plunder his house."
Of course, this christian didn't realize that the "strong man" being referenced was Satan, thereby mistakenly associating themselves and their gun ownership with Satan himself. Which I thought was rather suiting.
Whoa boy that was a good one.
Christians say the darndest things, eh?
This should be a fun thread.
Thanks X.
You have single handedly proven the premise of this thread.
You misunderstand the scripture verse.
The actual verse quoted was Luke 11:21-
"When a strong man fully armed guards his palace, his possessions are safe."

While this is from the parallel synoptic rendering of the same message, the Lukan text is the only one with the above verse.
This verse is an old Semitic proverb that is used in this particular Biblical message to emphasize the point.
The Semitic proverb is not in and of itself related to satan.

You're right, this is fun.
God Hates Religion

Munfordville, KY

#9 Feb 20, 2009
Gabbylittleangel wrote:
People often quote Ben Franklin, thinking that they are quoting Scripture. People sometimes will quote just part of a verse, or take a passage and twist it, trying to make it fit their own beliefs.
People will misquote Scripture and try to make God look like a racist, a womanizer, unjust, unrighteous, hateful, and will often reveal the condition of their own hearts in doing so, even to the point of trying to make themselves out to be more righteous than God.
What are some of the passages that find are most often misquoted, or misunderstood?
Phillipians 4:7 And the peace of God, which ((passeth all understanding)), shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

1 Corinthians 13:2,10 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and ((understand all mysteries)), and all knowledge; and though I have ((all faith)), so that I could remove mountains, and have NOT LOVE, I AM NOTHING.... But when that which is (((PERFECT))) IS COME, then that ((which is in PART shall be DONE AWAY.

2 Corinthians 3:18 But WE ALL, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the SAME IMAGE from GLORY TO GLORY (The stairway to Heaven), even as by the (((Spirit of the Lord))).

2 Corinthians 3:17 Now (((the Lord is that Spirit))): and WHERE the Spirit of the Lord is, there is LIBERTY.

1 Corinthians 3:16 Know ye not that ye are the TEMPLE of God, and that "the Spirit of God dwelleth" (WHERE???) IN YOU?

John 2:19; Acts 17:24
DESTROY THESE TEMPLES MADE WITH HANDS!!!!

Romans 10:3,4 For they ((being ignorant)) of God's righteousness, and (((going about to establish their own))) righteousness, have NOT submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God. For Christ is the END OF THE LAW for righteousness to every one that believeth.

Galatians 5:13-26 For, brethren, ye have been called unto LIBERTY; only use NOT LIBERTY for an occasion to the FLESH, but by LOVE serve one another. For ALL THE LAW is fulfilled in ((ONE WORD)), even in this; "Thou shalt LOVE thy neighbour as thyself".

1 John 4:8

Mathew 7:22,23 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I NEVER knew you: DEPART from me, ye that work iniquity.(BECAUSE) when that which is (((PERFECT Galatians 5:14))) IS COME, then that ((which is in PART shall be DONE AWAY. 1 Corinthians 13:10

Mathew 24:50,51 The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of, And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.(((Mathew 13:30 who are in these bundles???)))

Mathew 25:6 And at MIDNIGHT there was a cry made, Behold, the Bridegroom cometh; go ye (((OUT))) to meet him.




Idi O Syncrasy

Farmington, CA

#10 Feb 20, 2009
NM Desert Rat wrote:
All of them.
Perhaps you could be a little more specific.
Unless of course, you are bluffing about having read any of the text.
Realistik

United States

#11 Feb 21, 2009
NM Desert Rat wrote:
All of them.
Correct.
Read the banned, burned, almost destroyed, Gnostic Gospels to see the Truth the early 'for profit, politcal appeasing church' tried desperately to suppress because they questioned its 'claim' to authority. Read them for yourselves without anybodys interpetation for a new perspective on Jesus, the man and his message.
Maverick

United States

#12 Feb 22, 2009
IMO often gentiles take the majority of biblical scriptures out of context.
mr Giblets

UK

#13 Feb 22, 2009
that bit about "first fruits" has caused trouble, especially when some San Francisco people thought it meant Liberace and Rock Hudson.
Common Senseless

United States

#14 Feb 22, 2009
Since it was written by mortal men,'inspired by god', its all a misquote. It is a book of Jewish history, nothing more.
(LOL at my blasphemy)

“Free your mind”

Since: Sep 07

Location hidden

#15 Feb 22, 2009
Idi O Syncrasy wrote:
<quoted text>
Thanks X.
You have single handedly proven the premise of this thread.
You misunderstand the scripture verse.
The actual verse quoted was Luke 11:21-
"When a strong man fully armed guards his palace, his possessions are safe."
While this is from the parallel synoptic rendering of the same message, the Lukan text is the only one with the above verse.
This verse is an old Semitic proverb that is used in this particular Biblical message to emphasize the point.
The Semitic proverb is not in and of itself related to satan.
You're right, this is fun.
I don't know if that is really X or not, Idi. Whomever it may be was quite right about the verse though. The verse at Matt. 12:29 reads:

"Or else how can one enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man? and then he will spoil his house."

That's from the KJV. Here is Luke 11:21 from KJV, along with verse 22 for clarification:

21 When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace:
22 But when a stronger than he shall come upon him, and overcome him, he taketh from him all his armour wherein he trusted, and divideth his spoils.

“Free your mind”

Since: Sep 07

Location hidden

#16 Feb 22, 2009
Idi O Syncrasy wrote:
<quoted text>
Perhaps you could be a little more specific.
Unless of course, you are bluffing about having read any of the text.
"All" is pretty specific, no? ;)

“Free your mind”

Since: Sep 07

Location hidden

#17 Feb 22, 2009
"No man ever believes that the Bible means what it says; he is always convinced that it says what he means." -- George Bernard Shaw
God Hates Religion

Munfordville, KY

#18 Feb 23, 2009
Some1 Else wrote:
"No man ever believes that the Bible means what it says; he is always convinced that it says what he means." -- George Bernard Shaw
1 Corinthians 14:33 For God is not the author of (((confusion))), but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.

Jesus said:
Luke 17:22-25 (((The days will come))), when ye shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and YE SHALL NOT SEE IT. And they shall say to you, SEE HERE; or, SEE THERE: go NOT AFTER THEM, NOR FOLLOW THEM. For as the lightning, that lighteneth out of the one part under heaven, shineth unto the other part under heaven; (((so shall also the Son of man be in his day))).

1 Corinthians 3:16 Know ye not that YE ARE THE TEMPLE of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in YOU?

Galatians 5:(((13,14)))------26; John 8:36; Romans 10:3,4; Hebrews 13:10-14.

DESTROY THESE TEMPLES MADE WITH HANDS John 2:19; Acts 17:24
Idi O Syncrasy

Farmington, CA

#19 Feb 23, 2009
Maverick wrote:
IMO often gentiles take the majority of biblical scriptures out of context.
What do you make of this, Maverick?

"Faith is the realization of what is hoped for
and evidence of things not seen.
Because of it the ancients were well attested.
By faith we understand that the universe was ordered by the word of God,
so that what is visible came into being through the invisible.
By faith Abel offered to God a sacrifice greater than Cain's.
Through this, he was attested to be righteous,
God bearing witness to his gifts,
and through this, though dead, he still speaks.
By faith Enoch was taken up so that he should not see death,
and he was found no more because God had taken him.
Before he was taken up, he was attested to have pleased God.
But without faith it is impossible to please him,
for anyone who approaches God must believe that he exists
and that he rewards those who seek him.
By faith Noah, warned about what was not yet seen,
with reverence built an ark for the salvation of his household.
Through this, he condemned the world
and inherited the righteousness that comes through faith."
Heb 11:1-7
Idi O Syncrasy

Farmington, CA

#20 Feb 23, 2009
Some1 Else wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't know if that is really X or not, Idi. Whomever it may be was quite right about the verse though. The verse at Matt. 12:29 reads:
"Or else how can one enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man? and then he will spoil his house."
That's from the KJV. Here is Luke 11:21 from KJV, along with verse 22 for clarification:
21 When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace:
22 But when a stronger than he shall come upon him, and overcome him, he taketh from him all his armour wherein he trusted, and divideth his spoils.
You must have missed this part of my reply:

"While this is from the parallel synoptic rendering of the same message, the Lukan text is the only one with the above verse."

You also missed the point of what we were discussing.
But that's ok, because it's none of your business.

Good to see you reading the Bible though.
Keep it up.

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