Holy Bible

Pregunta: En vista de que el lenguaje ambiguo y las metáforas de la Biblia dan pie a muchas interpretaciones, ¿cómo es posible vivir en armonía con lo que en ella se dice?

Respuesta: Hay quien cree que la Biblia es como un violín con el que se puede tocar cualquier melodía. Pero piensen: si quisiéramos averiguar el significado de las palabras de un escritor, ¿no sería más sencillo preguntárselo a él? A diferencia de los escritores de obras humanas que ya han muerto, el Autor de la Biblia, Jehová Dios, está vivo (Romanos 1:20; 1 Corintios 8:5, 6). Mediante el contexto es posible determinar la interpretación correcta de un pasaje bíblico. Además, puesto que con frecuencia se trata un mismo asunto en diferentes partes de la Biblia, comparar lo que dicen puede resultar esclarecedor. De este modo, dejamos que Dios guíe nuestros pensamientos, como si él mismo estuviera explicándonos el texto. Al hacer esto, podemos llegar a conocer su voluntad revelada en las Escrituras y vivir en conformidad con ella, ¿no creen?

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  1. This is why it’s important to study the text. There are instructions for life but people don’t read the words in proper context, and they try to interpret it to support their own beliefs or opinions, or they invent stuff that isn’t in there at all. Here are a few examples:
    1- There is no evidence to support the interpretation that Jonathan and David were anything more than best friends, but people want to believe that to support their personal opinions despite clear instructions given to Israel against such behavior. If Saul was rejected as king of Israel for ignoring God’s instructions (I Samuel 13:14), would David have been revered as “a man after God’s own heart” if he did the same thing?
    2- In II Corinthians 12:2, Paul talks about “the third heaven.” Rather than looking at the rest of the text, Joseph Smith ignored common Jewish knowledge of Deuteronomy 11:11 & 17 (Heaven #1), Deuteronomy 4:19 (Heaven #2), and Deuteronomy 26:15 (Heaven #3), and invented his own three heavens.
    3- The Old Testament was written to Israel. It is applicable to Christ-followers to a point, but the argument that Christ-followers should obey the whole law or stop teaching it is flawed. Acts 15 states that the early church leaders taught that Gentile Christ-followers weren’t to be subjected to the full Law of Israel (including and highlighting circumcision), but only that they should avoid the appearance of idolatry, avoid sexual immorality, eating blood, and meat from strangled animals. Gentile believers then don’t have to be worried about all the miniscule detail of the letter of the Old Testament law. (See also I Timothy 4:1-3)

    We should not twist one or two verses to try to make them imply something the rest of the Bible doesn’t agree with. And we can not invent our own interpretations for things we don’t understand. We should pray for understanding and study the whole text. We can not change the text by adding to the text or taking away from it. Instead, the text is written to change us. (Romans 12:2)

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      1. Thanks for your affirmation. I think the enemy has been trying to dilute, distract, and redact the text since Genesis. Eve misquoted and Adam went along with it, rather than correcting her. Because the enemy asks “Did God really say ______?” Unfortunately, there are more and more people who want to go along with the question and disbelieve what God *really said* and present their twisted logic to reason it away or discredit the Bible on the one issue. I understand it if one were disbelieving the whole text and seeking to discredit it, but some present those arguments against the parts they don’t like, while claiming to be believers in the rest of the text. It doesn’t work that way: Either it is God’s Word, or it’s a lie.

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