I grew up when Diff'rent Strokes was a popular television show. That's no big deal unless your last name is Willis. To this day I still hear those famous words popularized by Arnold: "Whatchu talkin bout Willis?" Usually they are uttered by someone looking at me as though I may have never heard it before. Yeah, right! Well this blog is what I (Willis) am talkin bout...my thoughts, observations & opinions. Enjoy...

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The most misused Bible verse?

There are a bunch, but below are the top 6 in my experience. In no particular order...

1. 1 Thes. 5:22 (KJV): Abstain from all appearance of evil.

Misunderstood (thanks KJV) and misused as a trump card against anything thing we don't like!

2. Matt 7:1 (ESV): "Judge not, that you be not judged."

The favorite verse of the  wannabe "tolerant" among us.

3. John 8:7b (NIV): "If any one of you is without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone at her."

A popular escape verse. Almost always works to avoid scrutiny by others. You better be flawless if you're going to criticize me!

4. Romans 14:13b (NIV): Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in your brother's way.

And it seems like almost anything can be a stumblimg block! I don't like = a stumbling block!

5. Matthew 18:20 (NIV): For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them.

Don't sweat that miniscule attendance... as long as we have a couple, Jesus will be here!

6. Galatians 3:28 (NIV): There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

Loved by egalitarians & feminists. Just don't try don't try applying this verse to restrooms!

Ok, I was going for 10, but that's enough for now. What verses did I miss?


Soren said...

Rev. 3:20
John 12:32
Acts 16:31

Gman said...

Romans 8:28 ..."All things work out for God's purpose" Heard used @ funerals etc to justify and trying to make sense of tragedy.

David H. Willis said...

John 12:32 is a classic! lol!!! "Worship" leaders love that one!

The Seeking Disciple said...

Luke 6:38
Acts 13:48; Deut. 29:29 (by Calvinists)
1 Chronicles 16:22 (by charismatics)

Levi said...

John 21:26 If you pray this prayer you will have salvation: "Dear God I am sorry for my sins and I want to invite you in and have you as my savior, Amen"

Wait it's not there. Sorry I hear it so much figured it had to be in there somewhere.