Do Christians Misquote Bible Verses? – Amazing Information
If I was reading a book and read a sentence like this,” My friend’s dog found a dead rabbit next to an old river that didn’t have any water in it.” Would I use my friend’s dog to suggest that this could be Jesus’ dog or one of the 12 disciples dog? Think about what I just said, because millions of Christians misquote Bible verses regularly.
It’s not just the millions of Christians who are misquoting these Bible verses, it’s a large majority of Christian leaders who add to the problem. Now I wouldn’t be bashing any Christians or the Holy Bible today, if someone didn’t write me, suggesting that certain Bible verses can be interpreted out of context.
Obviously in the sentence above, my friend, the dog, the dead rabbit and the old river could mean different things to some people. If my friend was a woman, I could replace the word friend with her name and if her dog was a poodle, I could mention that. I could change the sentence to something with a little more meaning. My friend Cheryl’s poodle found a dead rabbit near a dried-up riverbed bible verse about love.
This sentence is more direct and you would have problems twisting it around to change the meaning of the sentence. Let’s examine this Bible verse and try to figure out what it means.
2 Peter 3:10 (New International Version) But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything in it will be laid bare.
Could this Bible verse suggests that the Lord was a thief and that he roared like a lion and only the elements will be destroyed by fire? The entire earth won’t be destroyed, but nothing will be living on it.
If the Lord’s day is Sunday, will this happen on a Sunday? If the Lord is like a thief, does he steal stuff from his believers? One woman suggested to me that this will be the result of nuclear weapons. The heavens will disappear, but from who? Will God still be able to see the heavens or will they be gone forever?
This Bible verses was written along time ago in a different language that doesn’t interpret well into English. I would imagine that any intelligent person could manipulate this Bible verse into almost anything that they would really want it to mean.
Applying common sense to your education is your responsibility. If you read something literally and someone else is trying to tell you that it means something completely different, maybe it’s time to put your thinking cap on and start doing that serious research.