Is misinterpretation of the Bible really a big deal?
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Dave: To misinterpret scripture, is to misunderstand who God is.
Jeff: Anytime heresy worms its way into the framework of Christian thought danger will follow. Throughout history people have taken wrong understanding of God’s word to great lengths.
Dave: Whether trying to cement the law by adding numerous guidelines, such as the Pharisees…
Jeff: …or living purely by grace as Antinomians…
Dave: heresy has always provided a breeding ground for forms of religion without truly understanding the very God that religion seeks to worship.
Jeff: Ultimately, the goal of interpreting the Bible is to understand what God is communicating to the human race.
Dave: In any conversation, we must correctly understand what is being told to us.
Jeff: If we mishear, or misinterpret, what was said the communication breaks down.
Dave: Now imagine that the communication was about life or death matters!
Jeff: If we fail to understand the truth of the Bible, we fail to know the truth about Heaven, Hell, and God himself.
Dave: To know the truth we must put great effort into right doctrine, and avoiding heresy.