Craig Keener: Bad Bible Proof-Texts (Part 1)

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Founded on January 6, 2012, Seedbed is a twenty-first century movement and media platform whose mission is to gather, conn... Seedbed's mission is to gather, connect, and resource the people of God to sow for a great awakening. // Find out more and join the awakening journey! Psalm 50:10 - "for every animal of the forest is mine, and the cattle on a thousand hills." Psalm 118:24 - "The Lord has done it this very day; let us rejoice today and be glad." Song of Solomon 2:1 - "I am a rose of Sharon, a lily of the valleys." Joel 2:9 - "They rush upon the city; they run along the wall. They climb into the houses; like thieves they enter through the windows." Joel 3:10 - "Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruning hooks into spears. Let the weakling say, 'I am strong!'" It is said that you can make the Bible say almost anything you want it to say. That’s why paying attention to context is so important—it helps safeguard against proof-texting, which is the practice of bringing your ideas to the biblical text and forcing the text to prove your own presuppositions. In this series of Seven Minute Seminary videos, Dr. Craig Keener walks us through a number of biblical passages that are often ripped out of context and forced to say something the Bible never intended to say.

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