Stop It I Say!

The two biggest mistakes in Bible interpretation are: 1. Not knowing who a passage or verse is written to. 2. Not taking a passage or verse in complete context. Thirdly, often doctrines, theologies or Biblical beliefs systems are based on obscure passages or verses that seem to go against the majority thought of other passages and verses. Often when #3 occurs, understanding who the passage or verse is written to clears things up.

Now, what I have just shared with you is very important! For instance, if you, a solid Believer in Jesus Christ, take a verse that was written to those outside of faith in Christ as a verse for yourself to follow then you are making a huge mistake. Often these types of issues occur in regards to sin and repentance.

Unfortunately, people will fight to the end over doctrines that have absolutely no meaning to those who are walking in faith in God through Christ. Most times these doctrines have been formed by believing that a verse is written to Christians when it was not.

My thought for the day.... Learn how to interpret your Bible!

Here's a verse that needs no interpretation, just application in our lives.....Romans 5: 17 (NLT), "For the sin of this one man, Adam, caused death to rule over many. But even greater is God's wonderful grace and his gift of righteousness, for all who receive it will live in triumph over sin and death through this one man, Jesus Christ."