Almost daily we hear someone refer to a text and infer that the text only applies to one group of individuals for that group is the group ‘in context’ and subsequently the only group it applies to. Let’s take the text most recently mentioned. Mt 10:22 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.’ Upon this text What about this approach to Scripture? Is this really applying context or is it nothing more than convenient pretext to line up and deliver the end result of our interpretation for a predetermined end driven by our presuppositions? What keeps one from dividing up the entire Word of God into messages to or from this group or that individual, and then conclude that none of it really applies to us because we are not in the object to which the passage was intended for? Is it in keeping with sound biblical interpretation to limit the scope of the writer to be directed only towards the group or individuals the passage directly is spoken to or about? Certainly there are passages directed to a precise group or individual, but wisdom would tell me that such an approach as was taken in the passage above is not only unwarranted but removes from the passage a clear message and warning from God applicable and intended for all in every generation to heed. At what point can our application of applying context simply render pretext?