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Eisegesis question

Discussion in 'Baptist Theology & Bible Study' started by DennyGabriel, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. DennyGabriel

    DennyGabriel New Member

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    Recently, I overheard a conversation in which a preacher was being gently rebuked by a friend for what he considered to be a "mishandling the Word of God." This preacher used a portion of a verse to support a position relative to the political arena. His preacher friend quickly pointed out that the verse had nothing to do with politicians but rather with false teachers.

    I understand that each passage has but one literal "interpretation," but can have many different "applications." My question that I pose for discussion is simply this, "Does using an application of a verse instead of the literal interpretation constitute mishandling of the Word of God?"
     
  2. Crabtownboy

    Crabtownboy Well-Known Member

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    By selective half-quoting and quoting out of context you can prove anything you want to prove ... so, yes, it is mishandling the Word of God IMHO.
     
  3. Old Union Brother

    Old Union Brother New Member

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    I agree. A verse of scripture should be taken in its complete form. Leaving one or two words out can change the entire meaning of the scripture.
     
  4. kyredneck

    kyredneck Well-Known Member

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    This thread is deja vu to me. It seems there was one identical to this posted a while back.

    [edit] Ah, here it is:

    http://www.baptistboard.com/showthread.php?t=68145

    So, what's up?
     
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  5. David Lamb

    David Lamb Active Member

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    And even quoting a complete verse can result in quoting out of context. As I understand it, verses and chapters were added to the bible many years after the completion of the Scriptures. If I remember correctly, chapters were added in the 13th century, and chapters in the 16th.
     
  6. HankD

    HankD Well-Known Member

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    Here is an example of a passage when taken out of context is easily misunderstood/misapplied.

    James 2:24 Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.

    Context:
    Faith causes works as illustrated by the actions of Abraham and Rahab who first believed God and then acted upon that belief.

    HankD
     
  7. ktn4eg

    ktn4eg New Member

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    Good example: "There is no God." A direct quote from Psalm 53:1!

    (Of course I left off the first part of that verse and the following sentence.)
     
  8. MNJacob

    MNJacob Member

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    And the same is repeated in Psalm 14: "A fool says in his heart, "No God.""
     
  9. kyredneck

    kyredneck Well-Known Member

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    Methinks this thread has been plagiarized (entertainment for a troll?):

    Pastor_Bob would be the originator at:

    http://www.baptistboard.com/showthread.php?t=68145
     
  10. Old Union Brother

    Old Union Brother New Member

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    kyredneck, me thinks you are right
     
  11. webdog

    webdog Active Member

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    Denny, why would you quote Pastor Bob's entire post word for word and not mention it was already asked on another thread?
     
  12. kyredneck

    kyredneck Well-Known Member

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    IMO, if you all were having a good discussion here, go on with it. I seriously doubt the troll will return. It's a shame it's not on Pastor_Bob's OP though.
     
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