Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Five Bible Verses You Need to Stop Misusing
The other day, someone gave me a note with Nahum 1:7 printed at the top:
“The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble.
He cares for those who trust in him.”
For some reason, they neglected to include the next line, which continues the thought from verse 7:
“But with an overflowing flood he will make a complete end of Nineveh.”
Okay, so maybe the fuller version doesn’t deliver quite the same Hallmark moment. And maybe that’s the problem with how many Christians use the Bible. Christians read (and quote) Scripture in tiny, artificial fragments all the time. And by doing so, do we alter the meaning without even realizing it. Digital Bible apps make it easier than ever to Twitterize holy writ. But we’ve been doing it for ages. Read the complete article at -- http://www.faithstreet.com/onfaith/2014/04/01/five-bible-verses-you-need-to-stop-misusing/31534