When discussing Scripture many verses arise that are subject to interpretation. If one does not have some sort of set guideline to follow, that there is a high probability that one could be using Scripture in a way that is not in keeping with the writers objectives and consequently not in accordance to truth. Scripture, under that condition, is more of a tool to use at ones discretion for any purpose one finds need to manufacture support for, (commonly denoted as proof texting) and as such will find themselves abusing the Word of God for their own purposes rather than honestly approaching it with a open heart and mind as to its honest intended meanings. What are some of your rules of interpretation? Would you mind sharing them with the list for the benefit of all in hopes of compiling a reasonable set of guidelines we can utilize together when a Scripture is presented as evidence for a given idea, dogma, or notion?