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How to tell the difference

Ok, I think almost everyone can agree that there is a difference between Scripture and scriptural interpretation. Yet many claim the Word of God to be infallible yet claim scriptural interpretation can be fallible. So how do you do distinguish the difference between Scripture and scriptural interpretation?

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Asked by purpleducky at 11:50 AM on Sep. 14, 2010 in Religious Debate

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  • Scripture is Scripture - it is what it is, it says what it says and it means what it means. PEOPLE however, are the issue. They interpret it how they want, to mean what they want, when they want, because they want.

    Answer by firenicecream at 11:57 AM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • yeah kinda like the you tube video...

    This is in response to firenicecream's post. It reminded me of this video that was posted on my fb a few weeks ago


    Answer by Shaneagle777 at 12:07 PM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • If how someone interprets a verse contradicts with what other verses in the Bible teach, that's clearly a misinterpretation. If you have to sort through different translations to find one that backs up what you beleive, you're probably mistranslating the verse. If it's truth it will be truth through the whole Bible, not just one verse or section.

    Answer by Laura2U at 12:20 PM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • What always amuses me is if someone insists their translation is the correct one, and you present them with a different translation it is ALWAYS the other translation that must be wrong. It can never be their own or their interpretation of what their own translation really means. That in itself speaks volumes. I also find that people who insist that their translation is the ONLY correct one are few and far between. Most people aren't so militant in supporting their own personal interpretation.

    Answer by NotPanicking at 12:37 PM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • Scripture is written in black and white. Read it and what is says it what it says..and that is the bare bone truth...
    it is not poetry, it does not mean something different to different people.
    Different people just think they can make it suit what they want to make them feel better about themselves and the chices that they make in life. but scripture is straight on what it says. There is no hidden meaning behind it.

    Answer by Anidawehiwahya at 8:46 PM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • Honestly any one will interpret things different from the next person. SO there is no real difference we will see on earth. Only way of knowing the true meaning is in death,. I use the original text more often because it is more straight forward. You have to use aids to understand however even then you may be wrong.

    Answer by hot-mama86 at 11:10 PM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • i agree with pp

    Answer by san78 at 12:47 PM on Feb. 13, 2011

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