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One Verse To Support Bible

Is there a problem with using just one verse to make a statement about Biblical issues? If so what is the problem?

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 ---Elder on 10/21/06
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Yes, when the issue is twisted by the verse being taken out of context and re-interpreted to mean something other than what the rest of the scripture teaches.

Some very good devotionals (Your own is a good example Elder :) start with a single verse.

With proper training (from the Holy Spirit through holy living of course) a good author can communicate a truth that the very words of eternity will Amen.
---Pharisee on 8/10/07


Sometimes it's taken out of context.
---Donna9759 on 10/24/06


at times some statements I make without the verse is a well known verse to all so I dont bother giving to save room for other infomation I might have that I need to give. It does not mean that I dont have or dont know the verse. Some on this site demands even if statement relates to verse and go on to say we misconstrue or misquote scripture.
---mmadm on 10/24/06


Although one CAN use a single verse as proof - so long as that verse is correctly interpreted through the Holy Spirit. However, it would probably be better to read the passage to present the context, and THEN highlight the specific verse.
---laure5759 on 10/23/06


IF the shoe fits, wear it!
---Leon on 10/22/06




To add to what Jack said. Those two verses can be combined with "what thou doest do quickly"
---Bruce5656 on 10/22/06


John 3:16
---Shiela on 10/22/06


Lack of understanding
---david4678 on 10/22/06


When you take scripture out of context it becomes a pretext for false teaching. It diminishes and prostitutes the whole word of the author. I generally try to present a group of verses that represents the thought packet the author was trying to convey. Presenting one single verse out of context is basically a blasphemous abuse of scripture because you can make the Bible try to convey to others meanings the author never intended to make. About the only exception is in the book of Proverbs.
---Phil_theElder on 10/21/06


It's called "proof-texting" and it can be dangerous.

To give a silly example, here are two verses, both from the Gospels:

"And Judas went out and hanged himself." "Go thou and do likewise."
---Jack on 10/21/06




Elder,perhaps people don't want to look up the chapter and verse to list where a verse is found. It is much more informative to be able to read the verse, but the problem is people apply them to things they don't really pertain to or mean. In that case they have no purpose in that particular instant other than usual value of learning Bible verses.
---Darlene_1 on 10/21/06


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