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.
Part 1: Psalm 50:10; Psalm 118:24; Song of Solomon 2:1; Joel 2:9; Joel 3:10
Part 2: John 12:32; 1 Corinthians 3:16; 1 Corinthians 13:8-10; Philippians 4:13; Matthew 3:11
Part 3: Romans 10:9-10; Romans 10:17; Matthew 18:18-20
Part 4: Matthew 6:33; Hebrews 11:1