Cults of Christianity misinterpret and misuse the Bible in support of doctrines and/or practices which place them outside the boundaries of the Christian faith. Here are 20 ways that cults twist the teachings of the Bible.
Misrepresenting the meaning of the original languages of Scripture is one of the easiest ways to mislead those with little if any training in those languages.Even if one Is not a scholar trained in biblical languages, however, there are simple ways to test what is being alleged about the Greek or Hebrew.
It is not sinful to use the mind in understanding the Bible’s contents. God created our minds and expects us to use them.
Though some people believe Genesis chapters one and two give contradictory accounts of creation, this is not a valid conclusion to draw from the biblical evidence.
Some interpreters have been confused by the various, biblical uses of "repent" with regard to God. Does God repent and if so of what? What do we make of passages that say God cannot repent? The passages considered in their contexts and subsequently compared harmonize to clearly present important, biblical truth.
In this video former atheist Lee Strobel addresses the reliability of the Bible as a historical document.
The Voice, a new Bible 'translation', pays more attention to form than to content. In doing so it ends up smuggling false doctrine and teaching into the text.
"The Voice inserts peculiar teachings into the text that do not belong. The end result of these ‘insertions’ is a text that obscures the gospel, distorts Jesus substitutionary work on the cross, teaches Pelagianism and promotes a liberal form of works Righteousness."
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The authors of the New Testament claimed to be writing true accounts of the life of Jesus, and the historical reliability of their writings is important because it protects the Christian faith from modern revisionism.But can we have confidence that the New Testament was accurately recorded and transmitted to us, and that what it contains is the product of early and eyewitness testimony?
Research resources on The Bible. Is the Bible inspired by God? What's up with all those different Bible versions? What is the best way to study the Bible?