And how prevalent is it? The kind of teaching I am talking about is sermons, or Bible studies, or small group materials, or books where the lesson seems to have been written, AND THEN the author or speaker used a concordance to lift passages out of context to prove the point of the lesson. Our ladies' Bible study is finishing up one like that, and we haven't found a lot available that take a passage of scripture and study it in context. We get assignments to memorize "these wonderful scripture promises to get you through hard times." Only problems are a) God gave those promises to specific people in specific circumstances, and they may or may not be promises one can generalize and b) the author apparently had to sift through about 32 translations to find one that says what she wants it to say. We are find so many Christians with absolutely no idea of the story from start to finish--Genesis to Revelation--but with lots of memorized "sound bites" that, taken out of context, do not mean what these people think they mean at all! Feel free to recommend small group studies that do not do this, and that are focused on Jesus Christ rather than the student. Thanks!