Saturday, 19 April 2014

When The Context is Removed.........

When the context of a thing is removed, it becomes a pretext. A pretext meaning a reason given in justification of a course of action that is not the real reason (google it). This definition will help in understanding where i'm coming from and where i'm going to.

Modern Christianity especially in Pentecostalism here in Nigeria and also in the world at large, is characterized by preachers and teachers quoting the bible out of context; out of the original meaning and intent the writer had in mind and  this is done in order to justify selfish points by whoever is misquoting that scripture at that time or probably just a sheer misunderstanding of the Bible. This issue of misquoting the Bible is a very grave thing as heresies and blasphemies have been proclaimed intentionally and unintentionally because of misunderstanding or sheer neglect. 

A good example of something i've heard is this; Someone said masturbation is not a sin and was asked why? and he said the Bible said so. hmmmm... He was asked where in the Bible was it said and he said "The bible said whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all thy might..."  So, he implies that if your hand should find that place, c'mon give it all you got...  LOOL!!! :) That's the sickest thing i've ever heard. It is funny to hear such but this stems up from the ideas that preachers have infused in us by heavily nailing Jesus back to cross via the scriptural backing they give to certain statements.. I'm very sure you have heard a lot of em if you are like me.

The solution: We all should try as much as possible to understand the scenario, the Who, When, What and To Whom of a particular scripture. Do not rely on "My pastor said  this, my Pastor said that" people have eaten grass due to such. A lot of Emphasis has been put on reading the Bible, which is fine but more should be put on reading the Bible within its context. 


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