This is going to be a short post. It saddens me to see so many manipulate scripture to fit their own narrative of God and what God wants. I know that sounds harsh but when a person points out their favorite Bible verses to prove their opinion of God or how someone should act, it is exactly that, manipulating the Word of God. It is extremely important to take a FULL Bible approach.
Today I saw someone arrogantly “LOL” someone’s comment and post a line of scripture as if God had one line for all situations. The person could have easily found another line from scripture to disprove what she said.
Does that mean the Bible contradicts itself? Absolutely not. God knows that situations are different, the World is not Black and White. That is why you have to get grasp of the full Bible, the full story before you rush to conclusion.
When people get to Heaven many are going to be shocked at what they see. Different denominations with each other, difference races, cultures standing side by side. The rich will be with the poor. People who spent their whole lives being humanitarians will be talking with someone who did horrible things before being saved by the blood of the lamb.
God so loved the World, not YOUR World.
Your post definitely makes me think of a concept called “Eisegesis.” This is where some one reads something into Scripture which is essentially not there. But it is also a practice of many to quote one verse or half of a verse as if that proves their point, when if they kept reading or looked up other texts it would disprove their thinking. When studying a topic out of the Bible, I try to look at an entire range of Scriptures rather than basing conclusions off of one text.
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Having been studying theology the last year and a half I find this post from 2018 more relevant in my life then ever.
To me the bible theme is that we turned our back on our Creator, who wants to share the world with us under his guidance.
His justice determined ‘before the world began’ that his lifeblood atone for our sin of independence.
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