One thing that is commonly quoted "A text without a context is a pretext for a proof text."http://www.fallacyfiles.org/quotcont.html#Context1With the study of Hermeneutics and Sermons can you have a false teacher use scriptures in context which are Historically, Grammatically, Culturally Correct but completly out of sync or heretical! One thing that I noted is that someone could preach a perfect sermon but not have the spirit of God or use his body in a completly perverse way! Recently I was given this argument on Tattoos 1 Cor19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? 20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's. The argument went like this is that you are using this verse out of context as it refers to fornication so this is not valid! Leviticus 19:28 NKJVYou shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor tattoo any marks on you: I am the Lord.The same verse was also dismissed because it refers to burial of the dead ! Verse after verse I can show people and then they can use actually to get away from the meaning to use in its wider context. So i got accused of taking verses out of context. What do you do if you only have one verse that deals with a certain subject. I am into Archaeology and the study of this subject people can use History to back up whatever claim they can come up with in fact. It depends what history you look at. Sometimes because there are different streams of hermeneutics such as Allergorizing texts or using a different Method which would only be picked up if you listen really carefully! Say if you do not like say the Reformed Method of hermanuetics I switch tack to maybe another brach of Hermaneutics to validate my beliefs! Is being humble or being wrong, I know I am wrong probably interprating scripture wrong! To me this aspect is like the building blocks, the bible convicts us of sin and it convicts of things we do not like. As the word of God the very aspect that there are verses that we do not like or maybe want to live out. If the bible was simply a man made book it would overlook things like sin and judgement and miracles! I think there was one point I wanted to know all the scripture passages I dont want to read! Hermanuetics not only comes around with preaching the passages in scripture or books that you like. You may preach from Romans when God is telling you to preach from Numbers or Jeremiah ! By All means you are preaching in context but you are not obeying god or his holy spirit! Is that cross we are picking up. It could also be in personal bible study are we prepared to take a step of faith and obey the lord! From the outside it would look like you are preaching correctly but actually you are disobeying the Lord! Do we actually live what we preach, I know we all fail in this area. Hiding behind knowledge or only teaching your congregation up to a certain level because if they actually learn more they will know what you actually teach is off the wall. I love the use of Greek and Hebrew but when you use it so you give your members to actually love jesus and his word more and for them to love study and love Jesus more! You can use what you say as elitism but it mostly happens in the opposite way where the flock goes out hungry and you denigrate christ! I know a guy that preached from a Greek or Hebrew word and suddenly discovered that the actual meaning of the word was not the meaning of the word! It is interesting when people say commentaries say this, we live in an age when everything can be looked up and specifics matter, What commentary The aspect of prayer before preaching and around preaching and with every aspect of preaching. A dry sermon in context without tears and without the heart of God. We need topical preaching on different subjects to counteract the thinking of this world such as teaching against Evolution, homosexuality and other subjects! The bible we read is paved with the blood of the martyrs and in places like China and North Korea it still is. I know I thought of alot more examples where people can use scripture even actually against Christ in context and hermanuetically correct, I am for inteprating scripture correctly but I want the God of the Bible and not emotional hype or scholarship that is of the wall!
With the study of Hermeneutics and Sermons can you have a false teacher use scriptures in context which are Historically, Grammatically, Culturally Correct but completly out of sync or heretical! One thing that I noted is that someone could preach a perfect sermon but not have the spirit of God or use his body in a completly perverse way! Recently I was given this argument on Tattoos
Just wanted to say I really enjoyed the explanation by twayneb.