The Problem With Proof-Texting Your Bible Doctrine

Proof Texting

No verse of the Bible stands alone. Make sure you’ve got plenty of support for your understanding of God’s word by reading all of it.

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[For more on getting into God’s word as a whole, see Laura Martin’s The dangers of proof texting. Please stop throwing isolated Bible verses around… and my post I Can Live Without A “Life Verse” (and so can you).]

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5 Responses to The Problem With Proof-Texting Your Bible Doctrine

  1. Pastor Bob says:

    The succinctness of the first phrase sums it up. Was this a skill form law school?
    if so, well applied!

  2. I agree that having a multi-disciplinary understanding of starting points is important. But how often are conclusions drawn on the basis of fast and frugal reasoning/partial understanding.

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