Question about scripture and context?

I've noticed that every time someone asks a question about a passage, there is inevitably a handful of Christians who say that they're taking it out of context and leave it at that.

So my question to those Christians is how are people supposed to ask questions about the passage if they are always 'taking it out of context'? Should they post the entire text of the Bible and then ask the question? Isn't the 'out of context' thing just an excuse to not answer?

Also, aren't the people that use this non-answer typically people that quote scripture to others too? Why is that when anyone but you uses a passage it is invariably 'out of context' but when you do it it is invariably relevant?

4 Answers

  • Acorn
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
    Favourite answer

    Chelz. Girlfriend. That's like asking a parrot what *kind* of cracker he wants.

    All some people know is, when they do it, it's in context. When an "unsaved" person does it, he is out of context.

  • 1 decade ago

    Everyone thinks their interpretation is the correct one. When someone disagrees with someone else, they accuse the other of taking something out of context.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The Bible is not a mystery. It is all true. If you think it says something that does not agree with something else, you have taken something out of context.

    We must ask questions to learn. We must look for the correct answer. We must accept the correct answer. We must check the correct answer with the Bible. We must learn what God is really saying. We must learn to recognize His Word.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Cop out.

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