Un-Mangling The Most Misused Verses in Scripture
Posted by David Wheaton | Saturday, June 9, 2012 | 9:18 pm CT
Guest: Eric Bargerhuff, author, The Most Misused Verses in the Bible
“Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15).
How many times have you heard someone quote the following verse from the Old Testament book of Jeremiah with the implication that it is meant for them today: “For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope”?
Or what about Matthew 7:1-2 where Christ said, “Do not judge so that you will not be judged”? Ever heard that one tossed about as a prohibition against making any disapproving statement about the conduct of others?
There are plenty of passages of Scripture that are misinterpreted, misused, and downright mangled. Our guest this Saturday on The Christian Worldview, Eric Bargerhuff, has written a new book all about them entitled, Most Misused Verses in the Bible. We’ll discuss some of these misused verses and find out what the correct interpretations actually are.