Capt. Lookatmy Broadside
Joined: Jul 21, 2005
Posted at 6:08 pm on Jan 5, 2010
about using texts to make a point simply because they are familiar if the context doesn't truly support it. If Scripture supports doing or not doing something, there is absolutely no reason to misuse a text when you can simply use the appropriate one. We need to not be lazy in our answers from the Word. We need to be diligent and pay attention to context.
By now, I'm sure you've read the next paragraph that Fee/Gordon wrote about the camel and the "Needle's Eye." How what was believed for years about camels kneeling to enter Jerusalem was a big fat lie. When something is repeated so long, people believe it. That results in distorted understandings of Scripture.
While anything can become legalism or idolatry, I have a hard time seeing being faithful to context in that sense.
"Thou shouldst not have been old before thou hadst been wise." (Shakespeare)