Miss-Used Scriptures

I thought I would start a new category to deal with an issue I have to deal with often and that is the miss-use of scripture.  Let me say that the problem is not with the proper role of holy scripture in the life’s of Gods children, but there miss-use.  So without any more delay let us take a look at a very miss-used scripture.

New International Version (©1984)
“I hate divorce,” says the LORD God of Israel, “and I hate a man’s covering himself with violence as well as with his garment,” says the LORD Almighty. So guard yourself in your spirit, and do not break faith.

Just today this verse was miss-used in the life of a woman I know, by another woman who thinks she knows God’s will for this woman.  I find it amazing that a God pronouncement like this is used in such a blanket and legalistic way, more often than not.  This verse has an audience as most verses do, so we need to ask ourselves who is this verse speaking to?  Is it speaking the victim or the Victimizer, the oppressed or the Oppressor? 

Do you see where I am going with this?  To take this verse and keep the weak person under the tyranny of another, is to turn this verse upside down.  The powerful will always try to use the language of God to justify their own deity, and control over others. 

There was a movie last year called “The Book of Eli” in which a man was trying to get his hands on a bible in order to control more people.  This is what is going on around the world whether it is the Bible or the Koran, the constant miss-use of Holy words by unholy men and women. 

So this verse in Malachi 2:16 longs to be spoken with all the passion it posses for the victim and all the Judgment it has for the Victimizer.


7 thoughts on “Miss-Used Scriptures

  1. people actually use scripture to further thier own agendas ? wow how arrogant yeah thisd is why the bible was written

  2. But on the other hand people resist the idea of being held accountable to god for their actions, no? I believe God tells us what he loves and hates because it directly relates to what will and will not benefit us. It seems like people tend to want to be “victims” rather than trust that Gods ways are Holy. for example to say” yeah, God says that but ITS DIFFERENT FOR ME BECAUSE BLA BLA BLA HAPPENED TO ME SO I HAD TO DO WHAT WAS BEST FOR ME” Its like saying yeah God tells us that is whats best for us but for me it is different- I know better than God when it comes to myself. I agree with this post to the extent that yes, God made it clear that His word was not given to us to lord over others because we are each in the same boat in the end.well then why would he command us what is right and wrong if it wasnt meant for us to follow beause it was spoken to someone else? Maybe- very possibly, I am misunderstanding the point here, I dont know.

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