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TODAY’S BLOG ENTRY - © - September 21, 2019

Of making many books there is no end

     Biblical "Proof-Texting" involves finding Bible verses which advance a predetermined topic, regardless of the verses doctrinal, historical or true spiritual context.  Proof Texting is the bane of Bible study and the enemy of right division.

    Some proof-texting is downright silly: here is the proof text for smoking cigarettes for example: Genesis 24:64  And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac, she lighted off the camel.   Most often, proof-texting robs verses from Israel's promises and covenants, and applies them to people who have no such promises or covenants. Ephesians 2:12  That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:

     50,000,000 copies of gift books filled with Proof Texts have been sold under the name God's Promises For Your Every Need.  Only the Lord knows how many people those books are hurt.

      In God's Promises For Your Every Need you find a topic that applies to you and then you read God's promises.  

     Suppose your doctor just gave you some bad news and so you open God's Promises For Your Every Need and Exodus 15:26  And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth thee.

      The reader might take from that verse that if they'd live right God will heal them because He promises "none of these diseases upon thee."

      The fact is God promised Israel that the diseases with which He had afflicted the Egyptians in the previous chapter would not fall upon the Jewish people.  

      The fact is the verse is directed to those people who keep all God's statutes… all 613 of them.

      God's Promises For Your Every Need turns the Bible into "God's Fortune Cookie In The Sky" and can only confuse, confound and hurt the reader.





  

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Hello Terry… I would like to purchase a lot of ten of your books.  I live in Melbourne Australia and would like to know the best method I can pay for them and postage.  Your books are great, concise, easy to understand. My father gave a copy of one of your books to my girlfriend (who is now my wife) and we are both hooked.  I need to give copies of your books to my friends and get them reading and asking the right questions…

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COMMENTS

 A New Unit of Study Begins: We must all think
  these things through and not just “go along” 09/29/19

  There was a time when dispensational understanding
 was growing, but then the wheels fell off   09/22/19


 

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1 Timothy 3:16  And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.



Ephesians 3:9  And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery

DID YOU KNOW? When Francis Asbury came to the American Colonies in 1771, 1 in 5000 people was a Methodist, about 600 in all. When Francis Asbury died in 1816, 1 in 40 people were Methodists, 200,000 in all.

  It shall greatly help ye to understand the Scriptures if thou mark not only what is written, but of whom,y with what words, at what time, where, to what intent, with what circmstances, considering what goeth before and what followeth after. Coverdale

  Q & A on angels and other stuff…
    at Grace Bible Believers, Kettering OH 09/15/19

  Romans 15:8 and what it says about
   the ‘flavors’ of dispensationalism 09/18/19

 At Grace Bible Believers, Kettering OH,
  Of all people, we cannot be “spectators” 09/15/19

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