Stop Bookmarking Bible Verses To Use As Weapons – Josh Journal
If the Bible verse in question was actually relevant to the discussion at hand, that would be understandable. But when you are quoting out of point, out of order, and out of context, that is just stretching things.
The speed with which some of these verses are pulled out leaves me with one of two minds.
Either this is the only Bible verse this person knows, and they use it to buttress every point. Alternatively, this person has bookmarked this verse for a while now. They have actually been walking around, looking for an opportunity to weaponize it.
You need to understand that not every argument needs to be backed with Bible verses. Your position can be based on Christian principles, yet not need a specific verse to prop it up.
As long as your argument is not offensive to God, hurting anyone, nor self-damaging, you should be fine.
When in desperation, you are throwing out Bible verses and hoping that something sticks to the topic at hand, what you are doing is the equivalence of a drowning man grasping at straws.
If you keep at it, you will be branded a religious fanatic, and it will be justified. The Pharisees and Sadducees were guilty of this when confronting Christ.
What do we call them today?
There is nothing wrong with having Bible verses for every occasion. I wish I do and encourage it.
What is wrong is misusing and misinterpreting them to suit your purpose.
That just makes you a liar. And a religious liar is the most dangerous of all liars.