SPF 186: A “New” Way to Twist Scripture (& Two Commonly Misused Verses)

Scripture is foundational for the Christian faith. But in a progressive Christian movement, people are now arguing that the Scriptures are authoritative but cannot be accurately interpreted. Is this true? Plus I review two popular Scriptures that get twisted all the time by two different Christian camps. They have to do with judging and gathering. Today we will look at the context of Scripture and how we can prove faithful in interpreting what God says in His Good and Holy Word.


Is Scripture Authoritative?

Check out this Not The Bee article: A Popular Phrase From the Pit of Hell https://notthebee.com/article/a-popular-phrase-from-the-pit-of-hell

“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:16-17

Two Twisted Scriptures

Matthew 7:1 Judge not lest you be judged.

This passage says we are to help others by helping them take the speck out of their eye, but we are to first examine our own selves first. Pride wants to reduce our sin to nothing and magnify the sin of others

Cross References

  • Romans 2:1-5

  • Romans 14 – this passage about judgement is about exercising the law of love in Christian liberty. The things Paul teaches us not to pass judgment on in this passage are not sinful things Romans 14:1 “As for the one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions.”

Matthew 18:20 Where two or three are gathered there you have . . . .church?

“If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother. But if he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, that every charge may be established by the evidence of two or three witnesses. If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church. And if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector. Truly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. Again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.” Matthew 18

  • This passage is about confronting a believer who has sinned against another believer.

  • This is also includes church discipline.

  • This also tells us that Jesus cares for His Bride and shows up in a special way when unity is challenged among His sheep.


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