Twisting the Scriptures

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In this lesson we consider 9 ways in which we can twist the Scriptures if we are not careful in studying the Scriptures.

Some thoughts borrowed from: Bob Deffinbaugh: https://bible.org/seriespage/scripture-twisters-2-peter-314-18

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Twisting the Scriptures

  1. 1. There are some things in them that are hard to understand, which the ignorant and unstable twist to their own destruction, as they do the other Scriptures. 2 Peter 3:16, CB NT p. 417-418
  2. 2. There are some things in them that are hard to understand, which the ignorant and unstable twist to their own destruction, as they do the other Scriptures. 2 Peter 3:16, CB NT p. 417-418
  3. 3. But I am afraid that as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning, your thoughts will be led astray from a sincere and pure devotion to Christ. 2 Corinthians 11:3, CB NT p. 323
  4. 4. And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. So it is no surprise if his servants, also, disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. 2 Corinthians 11:14-15, CB NT p. 323
  5. 5. your thoughts will be led astray from a sincere and pure devotion to Christ. 2 Corinthians 11:3, CB NT p. 323
  6. 6. Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth. 2 Timothy 2:15, CB NT p. 372-373
  7. 7. Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth. 2 Timothy 2:15, CB NT p. 372-373
  8. 8. Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth. 2 Timothy 2:15, CB NT p. 372-373
  9. 9. Bible Torturers!
  10. 10. Bible Torturer? Am I a
  11. 11. Bible Torture #1 SPECULATION
  12. 12. Bible Torture #1 SPECULATION So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate, and she also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate. Genesis 3:6, CB OT p. 4
  13. 13. Bible Torture #1 SPECULATION Jehovah: “you shall not eat ... surely die” BUT Good for food Eat!Delight to the eyes Make one wise
  14. 14. Bible Torture #1 SPECULATION Jehovah: “singing psalms, hymns, spiritual songs” BUT Music sounds better Play!Helps us sing Feels spiritual
  15. 15. Bible Torture #2 BLENDING
  16. 16. Bible Torture #2 BLENDING Scripture + Asceticism Worship of Angels Visions Regulations
  17. 17. Bible Torture #2 BLENDING
  18. 18. Bible Torture #3 IMBALANCE
  19. 19. Bible Torture #3 IMBALANCE “For you tithe mint and dill and cumin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness.” Matthew 23:23, CB NT p. 46
  20. 20. Bible Torture #3 IMBALANCE Faith Baptism “Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved” Mark 16:16, CB NT p. 97
  21. 21. Bible Torture #4 OVEREXTENDING
  22. 22. Bible Torture #4 OVEREXTENDING But some men came down from Judea and were teaching the brothers, “Unless you are circumcised according to the custom of Moses, you cannot be saved.” Acts 15:1, CB NT p. 235
  23. 23. Bible Torture #4 OVEREXTENDING I have applied all these things to myself and Apollos for your benefit, brothers, that you may learn by us not to go beyond what is written, that none of you may be puffed up in favor of one against another. 1 Corinthians 4:6, CB NT p. 293
  24. 24. Bible Torture #4 OVEREXTENDING Everyone who goes on ahead and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not have God. Whoever abides in the teaching has both the Father and the Son. 2 John 1:9, CB NT p. 426
  25. 25. Bible Torture #4 OVEREXTENDING Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Exodus 20:8, CB OT p. 114
  26. 26. Bible Torture #5 ACCOMMODATION
  27. 27. Bible Torture #5 ACCOMMODATION I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man; rather, she is to remain quiet. 1 Timothy 2:12, CB NT p. 365
  28. 28. Bible Torture #5 ACCOMMODATION Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, 1 Corinthians 6:9, CB NT p. 365
  29. 29. Bible Torture #5 ACCOMMODATION Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, 1 Corinthians 6:9, CB NT p. 365
  30. 30. Bible Torture #6 ISOLATION
  31. 31. Bible Torture #6 ISOLATION for I did not shrink from declaring to you the whole counsel of God. Acts 20:27, CB NT p. 247
  32. 32. Bible Torture #6 ISOLATION 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 18:19-20, CB NT p. 35
  33. 33. Bible Torture #6 ISOLATION You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions. James 4:3, CB NT p. 404
  34. 34. Bible Torture #7 PROOF-TEXTING
  35. 35. Bible Torture #7 PROOF-TEXTING “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down, for it is written, “‘He will command his angels concerning you,’ and “‘On their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone.’” Matthew 4:6, CB NT p. 5
  36. 36. Bible Torture #7 PROOF-TEXTING Jesus said to him, “Again it is written, ‘You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.’” Matthew 4:7, CB NT p. 5
  37. 37. Bible Torture #7 PROOF-TEXTING saying, “I will tell of your name to my brothers; in the midst of the congregation I will sing your praise.” Hebrews 2:12, CB NT p. 383
  38. 38. Bible Torture #8 FIXATION
  39. 39. Bible Torture #8 FIXATION Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you clean the outside of the cup and the plate, but inside they are full of greed and self- indulgence. Matthew 23:25, CB NT p. 46
  40. 40. Bible Torture #8 FIXATION I will give thanks to Jehovah with my whole heart; I will recount all of your wonderful deeds. I will be glad and exult in you; I will sing praise to your name, O Most High. Psalm 9:1-2, CB OT p. 841
  41. 41. Bible Torture #9 RELATIVISM
  42. 42. Bible Torture #9 RELATIVISM So they feared Jehovah but also served their own gods, after the manner of the nations from among whom they had been carried away. 2 Kings 17:33, CB OT p. 600
  43. 43. Bible Torture #9 RELATIVISM I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. John 15:5, CB NT p. 193
  44. 44. Bible Torture #9 RELATIVISM Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6, CB NT p. 192
  45. 45. Bible Torture #9 RELATIVISM And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved. Acts 4:12, CB NT p. 213
  46. 46. Bible Torture #9 RELATIVISM If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father's commandments and abide in his love. John 15:10, CB NT p. 193
  47. 47. Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth. 2 Timothy 2:15, CB NT p. 372-373
  48. 48. But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen. 2 Peter 3:18, CB NT p. 418
  49. 49. Will today be the day you decide to go to heaven?
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  52. 52. Understanding the Will of God #07 Twisting the Scriptures 2 Peter 3:16 Compiled and Presented by: Dave Stewart 8 September, 2013 www.churchofchristmiranda.com Synopsis: In this lesson we consider 9 ways in which we can twist the Scriptures if we are not careful in studying the Scriptures. Some thoughts borrowed from: Bob Deffinbaugh: https://bible.org/seriespage/scripture-twisters-2-peter-314-18 “Let all that you do be done with love.” "Unless otherwise indicated, all Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.”
  53. 53. Will today be the day you decide to go to heaven?

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