Misapplied Scripture: Matthew 7:1

June 9, 2009

“Do not judge so that you will not be judged.” – Matthew 7:1 – NASB While the previous “Misapplied Scripture” articles have dealt with verses that are often used out of context by those professing a faith in Christ, this is a verse that is often used by those who have made no such profession, […]

Misapplied Scripture: Philippians 4:13

October 11, 2008

“I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.” – Philippians 4:13 – NASB So far in our “Misapplied Scripture” series, we have looked at three verses that are fairly well known in the Church, but often taken out of context. In this article, we tackle a fourth that is popularly used by Christians […]

Misapplied Scripture: Matthew 18:20

September 14, 2008

“For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst.” – Matthew 18:20 – NASB What a beautiful verse, though so often misunderstood. It is common for Christians to comfort each other with it, implying some mystical presence of the Lord whenever and wherever his people are gathered […]

Misapplied Scripture: Jeremiah 29:11

July 9, 2008

“For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.” – Jeremiah 29:11 – NASB Popular among Evangelicals today is the idea of “claiming” a verse for one’s self, latching on to a passage of scripture and […]

Misapplied Scripture: Revelation 3:20

June 7, 2008

“Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me.” – Revelation 3:20 – NASB In our previous Misapplied Scripture article, we discussed a verse that is popular among those who teach that […]

Misapplied Scripture: John 10:27

February 11, 2008

My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me – John 10:27 NASB Today’s Christians tend to be very familiar with many verses in the Bible, including this verse, but do they understand it correctly? In this article, we will show how many Christians fail to understand John 10:27 and get […]