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Handling the Scriptures Accurately

Artwork for Growing Deep in the Christian Life: Returning to Our Roots

“You can prove anything you want to from the Bible!” Have you ever heard someone make that claim? Probably so.

For the most part, it is true. If a person really wants to find biblical “justification” for some belief or activity and is willing to use half-verses, to take passages out of context, and to twist the meaning of various terms, then he or she can “prove” just about anything from Scripture.

Because of this, we need to develop good habits and cultivate correct methods of handling the Word of God. There are a few rules to remember, certain techniques to employ, and several practical principles to keep in mind if we wish to interpret Scripture accurately.