An important rule of walking with God is to know Scripture within its context. Avoid misusing verses of the Bible. It is God’s word and will for our faith and life. We must respect the original meaning of its author. (This is a concept that many reject today, but twist something they say and listen to them howl!)

If we make Scripture say something the Lord did not intend, we make ourselves gods. We create an idol. We form out of new cloth a tradition (or justify an old sin) that negates and cancels out what God says.

We will lose our souls over such twisting of Scripture (“twist to their own destruction” 2 Pet 3.16). And we may well be responsible for others being lost eternally who follow our example and listen to our reasonings.

We may even have a right conclusion based upon a wrong reading of Scripture. But when others discover that our reading of a passage is wrong, they may discard the right conclusion as well. And God will hold us accountable.

Thus you nullify the word of God by your tradition that you have handed down. And you do many things like this.”
Mk 7.13 NET

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