Misunderstood Verses

Misunderstood Verses

Misunderstood Verses

Misunderstood Verses When the Sadducees questioned Jesus about the resurrection and attempted to theologically baffle Him, the Lord responded, “You are mistaken, not understanding the Scriptures nor the power of God” (Matt. 22:29). While having a vast knowledge of the Law of Moses, these religious leaders failed to “understand” their real meaning. When Jesus gave the parable of the soils […]

“A Peculiar People: (Titus 2:14 and 1 Peter 2:9)

“A Peculiar People: (Titus 2:14 and 1 Peter 2:9)

A Peculiar People? Titus 2:14 and 1 Peter 2:9 “. . . purify unto himself a peculiar people” (Titus 2:14; KJV); “. . . a peculiar people” (1 Peter 2:9; KJV). Have you ever listened to a teacher or preacher stress the need for the Christian to be a “peculiar” person in a sinful world? The speaker may urge us […]

Married Women and Merely Cultural?

Married Women and Merely Cultural?

1 Corinthians 11:2-16 Married Women and Merely Cultural? This section of Scripture is often misunderstood in different ways. Although there are some inexplicable portions to the passage, we should be able to avoid some of the common misconceptions. Bonnie Bowman Thurston wrote a book entitled, “The Widows: A Woman’s Ministry in the Early Church,” and in her volume Thurston makes […]

Matthew 26:20

Matthew 26:20

Did Jesus Sit for the Passover? Matthew 26:20 “Now when the even was come, he sat down with the twelve” (KJV) Most people who read this verse assume that Jesus “sat down” with the apostles in the upper room to eat the Passover meal on the night of his betrayal by Judas. They picture a scene similar to Leonardo Da […]

1 John 1:9

1 John 1:9

1 John 1:9 “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” This verse is one of the most misunderstood and misapplied verses in the New Testament. Frequently it is employed in a legitimate way to refer to sins that the Christian may commit and for which […]

A Crucial New Testament Verse: 1 Corinthians 14:37

A Crucial New Testament Verse: 1 Corinthians 14:37

  A Crucial New Testament Verse: 1 Corinthians 14:37 How often have you read through the Bible and come to a verse that seems to carry a weight far beyond the normal? There are many verses like that—John 3:16; Romans 5:1; Romans 5:8; Romans 8:1; 1 Corinthians 15:1-4; Galatians 2:20; James 1:12; Revelation 21:1-2. Many others could be added. Just […]

Revelation 1:8: Who is the “Lord God” in Revelation?

Revelation 1:8: Who is the “Lord God” in Revelation?

Commonly Misunderstood Verses Revelation 1:8 Who is the “Lord God” in Revelation? We all know that there are difficult words, phrases, illusions, characters, and descriptions in the last book of the New Testament. Whether we call it Revelation (what which has been “revealed”) or whether we call it the “Apocalypse” (based on the Greek), every reader and expositor will find […]

1 John 5:7

1 John 5:7

  1 JOHN 5:7 Does Elimination of 1 John 5:7 Deny Christ’s Deity? “. . . in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit, and these three are one. And there are three that testify on earth. . . .”  “This is the clearest verse on the Trinity in the Bible.  Liberals have removed it from their Satan-inspired […]

Bring The Whole Tithe Into The Storehouse

Bring The Whole Tithe Into The Storehouse

Misunderstood Verses   “Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse” Malachi 3:10 Does it mean to bring one’s contribution to the local church? “’Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food in My house, and test  Me now in this,’ says the LORD of hosts, ‘if I will not open for you the windows of […]

Will God “Destroy” Those Who Misuse Their Body?

Will God “Destroy” Those Who Misuse Their Body?

    1 Corinthians 3:16-17 Will God “Destroy” those who Misuse their Body?  “Do you not know that you are a temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? If any man destroys the temple of God, God will destroy him, for the temple of God is holy, and that is what you are.” Richard Hollerman […]

To Every Creature Under Heaven?

To Every Creature Under Heaven?

  GUEST ARTICLE To Every Creature Under Heaven? Only about 30 years after the Lord’s church was established on Pentecost (Acts 2), the apostle Paul reminded the Christians in Colossae about their reconciliation in Christ. He then mentioned to them how the Gospel had been “preached to every creature under heaven” (Colossians 1:23). However, according to skeptics who have commented […]

I Die Daily

  1 Corinthians 15:31 “I die daily.” The person who comes to Christ must “die” to sin (Romans 6:2, 10) and continue through his physical life as “dead to sin” (v. 11).  The members of our physical body must be considered “as dead to immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed, which amounts to idolatry” (Colossians 3:5).  At the point […]

The Letter Kills But The Spirit Gives Life

  2 Corinthians 3:6 “The letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.” Quite frequently we have heard this passage quoted to “prove” that it is unspiritual and displeasing to God to take the literal meaning of Scripture and seek to obey it.  Recently, I was speaking to a zealous woman who was trying to establish the point that God is […]

If My People Pray

If My People Pray

  2 Chronicles 7:14 If My People Pray “. . . and My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” (2 Chronicles 7:14) One of the basic principles of Biblical interpretation […]