Dispelling Myths – Biblical Exegesis

Dispelling Myths – Biblical Exegesis

Dispelling Myths

This is the hermeneutics section. It is the exegesis (or interpretation) of scripture based on the principles of discerning truth.

People throughout the church, and in my time of teaching and counselling have struggled with unfulfilled lives, besetting sin, persistent depression, and lack of godly joy in their lives (See Finding Happiness). This is largely because  many verses have been quoted out of context to support myths and false doctrines.

These scriptures have been so harmful to the growth of the body of Christ – the Church, and to the purpose and glory of God. It is no wonder that so many in the Church cannot live the life Christ came to give us.

My intention

Therefore, it is my intention to defend the truth (1Pet 3:15), not offend the reader. I have no personal agenda for my writing other than to serve God and help others understand His Word.  I aim to be as thorough and factual as possible, and without bias. The interpretations of these scriptures that I have often been taught from the pulpit have misled me for nearly quarter of a century; and I wondered why I still struggled in my walk with Christ. After this time I began reading the scriptures for what they say, in stead of what many teachers purport in some church circles. Why did I wait so long?

Here is a growing collection of some of the main scriptures as follows:

Post Titles

1John 1:8 A license to sin?

1John 2:1 Is it if or when we sin?

Rom. 10:9 Does “confess and believe” = salvation?