Scripture Twisting: 20 Ways the Cults Misread the Bible
InterVarsity Press, 20.09.2009
How often have you encountered some bizarre doctrine only to be stunned to hear a Bible verse quoted to support it? With new religious cults springing up almost daily and old ones growing rapidly, this is more and more common. How are they seemingly able to twist Scripture to mean something orthodox Christians have never believed it to mean in two thousand years? James Sire, author of The Universe Next Door and How to Read Slowly, has isolated twenty separate kinds of reading errors which are characteristically made by cultists as they interpret the Bible. He covers the full range from simple misquotation to complex argumentation which links one slightly eccentric interpretation to another, mixes in a few orthodox readings and ends with a conclusion totally foreign to the biblical world view. Sire also handles twisted translation, overspecification, virtue by association, ignoring the context and other flawed interpretations. A book to help us all become better readers of the Scriptures.
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LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - longrunner - LibraryThing
This is a fantastic book for anyone who has a desire to learn to discern what is biblical from what is false. He also gives an excellent though brief definition of systematic theology. Highly recommended. Vollständige Rezension lesen
LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - MissWoodhouse1816 - LibraryThing
Excellent expose on how cults twist the Scriptures to fit their own agendas. Vollständige Rezension lesen