TWISTING THE SCRIPTURES
2 Peter 3:16
as also in all his epistles, speaking in them
of these things, in which are some things
hard to understand, which untaught and
unstable people twist to their own
destruction, as they do also the rest of the
Many torture the Bible
2 Corinthians 11:3 But I fear, lest somehow, as
the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so
your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity
that is in Christ.
2 Corinthians 11:14-15 14 And no wonder! For
Satan himself transforms himself into an angel
of light. 15 Therefore it is no great thing if his
ministers also transform themselves into
ministers of righteousness, whose end will be
according to their works.
Today we will examine 8 ways
people torture the Word of God
Genesis 3:6 So when the woman saw
that the tree was good for food, that it
was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree
desirable to make one wise, she took
of its fruit and ate. She also gave to
her husband with her, and he ate.
Blend Creation and Evolution
God = Who;
Evolution = How
Blend NT with denominational jargon
Pastor = preacher
Blend Doctrine and worldly thinking
Matthew 23:23 Woe to you, scribes and
Pharisees, hypocrites! For you pay
tithe of mint and anise and cummin,
and have neglected the weightier
matters of the law: justice and mercy
and faith. These you ought to have
done, without leaving the others
Acts 15:1 And certain men came down from
Judea and taught the brethren, "Unless you are
circumcised according to the custom of Moses,
you cannot be saved."
1 Corinthians 4:6 Now these things, brethren, I
have figuratively transferred to myself and
Apollos for your sakes, that you may learn in us
not to think beyond what is written, that none of
you may be puffed up on behalf of one against
2 John 1:9 Whoever transgresses and does not
abide in the doctrine of Christ does not have
God. He who abides in the doctrine of Christ
has both the Father and the Son.
Exodus 20:8 Remember the Sabbath day, to
keep it holy.
1 Timothy 2:12 And I do not permit a woman to
teach or to have authority over a man, but to be
1 Corinthians 6:9 Do you not know that the
unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God?
Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor
idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor
Some are now making exceptions for the sin of
Mathew 19:9 And I say to you, whoever divorces
his wife, except for sexual immorality, and
marries another, commits adultery; and whoever
marries her who is divorced commits adultery.
Many change their view on this passage when
divorce invades their family or close friends.
A text, out of its context, becomes a pretext.
Acts 20:27 For I have not shunned to declare to
you the whole counsel of God.
Salvation by faith
Thief on the cross
David played the harp
Matthew 4:5-6 5 Then the devil took Him up into
the holy city, set Him on the pinnacle of the
temple, 6 and said to Him, "If You are the Son
of God, throw Yourself down. For it is written:
'He shall give His angels charge over you,' and,
'In their hands they shall bear you up, Lest you
dash your foot against a stone.' "
Matthew 4:4, 7, 10 “It is written”
Be cautious that you are not torturing the text.
2 Kings 17:33 They feared the Lord, yet served
their own gods--according to the rituals of the
nations from among whom they were carried
John 15:5 I am the vine, you are the branches.
He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much
fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.
John 14:6 Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the
truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father
except through Me.
Acts 4:12 Nor is there salvation in any other, for
there is no other name under heaven given
among men by which we must be saved."
John 15:10 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.
2 Timothy 2:15 Be diligent to present yourself
approved to God, a worker who does not need
to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
2 Peter 3:18 but grow in the grace and knowledge
of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be
the glory both now and forever. Amen.
Will today be the day
to go to heaven?