Category Archives: Misquoted Verses

it is ok to cut down trees

It is often used as an example of God’s care for trees that God prohibited Israel from cutting down trees of their enemies. Whenever this is quoted, this seems to be quoted well out of context. Greg Boyd and Paul … Continue reading

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misquoted verses – alpha and omega

In Revelation there is an interesting phrase which reoccurs several times. This phrase is not found elsewhere in the Bible (not in this form), but is unique to Revelation. God claims to be the “Alpha and Omega”. Proponents of Negative … Continue reading

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misquoted verses – vengeance is mine

Often Christians repeat the cliché “vengeance is mine saith the Lord” in order to prove some sort of political or social point. The statement is used to oppose the death penalty, to oppose personal retribution, to oppose any negative repercussions … Continue reading

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misquoted verses – God’s ways are higher than ours

Isa 55:9 “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts. This verse is used as a catch-all verse to dismiss arguments. If anything is said … Continue reading

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misquoted verses – all days were written before there were any

Psalms 139 is held by Calvinists to be their strong proof text for various doctrines. In verse 16, depending on the translation, states that “the days were fashioned for me, when as yet there were none” (NKJV): Psa 139:16 Your … Continue reading

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misquoted verses – vegetarians are weak and wine makes people stumble

Throughout Paul’s writings we find him addressing two food issues: 1. Kosher food laws. 2. Meat sacrificed to idols. When Paul writes about food, it is about one or both of these two issues. His statements should be understood in … Continue reading

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misquoted verses – the eyes of the Lord

When Calvinists turn to verses to support their understanding of God, one of the first to which they turn is Proverbs 15:3: Pro 15:3 The eyes of the LORD are in every place, Keeping watch on the evil and the … Continue reading

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