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Learning how to interpret Scriptures correctly

Updated on May 5, 2010

Truth as opposed to Fallacies


Good day.


Allow me please to use God’s thoughts as recorded in the Bible to shed some much needed light on this issue regarding God’s only-begotten Son,

Jesus the Christ.


Sadly, much of the confusion regarding the true identity of the Messiah

arouse during the time of the pagan emperor Constantine’s attempt to harmonize the church. A careful research of history will show that Constantine’s efforts led first to the declaration of the Son and the Father being of the “same essence”.

It was precisely this and other concepts foreign to the primitive Christians, which has influenced many of the individuals who subsequently rendered the Greek and Syriac texts into Latin, English and other tongues.


A careful comparison of various translations may alarm some, but the very

Scriptures themselves, predicted that many false teachings would appear.

In the attempt of some to support ideas that were clearly NOT SUPPORTED by Scriptures some SERIOUS errors have entered in some translations.

So then 1 John 5:7 has an addition [Comma Johanneum] which is indisputably fallacious.

Revelation 1:11 has an addition which entitles such individual[s] to the plagues recorded in that Book.

1 Timothy 3:16 has inserted God, where Christ was intended.


In many cases where worship was recorded, obeisance, was intended.

Compare please these Bible texts.

 Matthew 14:33;  Revelation 3:9

Matthew 14:33 (Young's Literal Translation)

 33and those in the boat having come, did bow to him, saying, `Truly -- God's Son art thou.'

Revelation 3:9 (Young's Literal Translation)

 9lo, I make of the synagogue of the Adversary those saying themselves to be Jews, and are not, but do lie; lo, I will make them that they may come and bow before thy feet, and may know that I loved thee.


It is quite evident by those of us who honestly study its contents that the

Bible [in the original tongues] was written with a great deal of candor. So

events and comments were recorded as they occurred. In the event that a comment was made by someone, however erroneous, it was recorded just as it occurred. Therefore the Jews sought to kill Jesus because [in their minds] He made himself equal to God by saying He is the Son of God.  


It is in our best interest then in order to obtain truth, to CONSIDER EVERYTHING PERTAINING TO A PARTICULAR ISSUE.

Why do some get sidetracked on a particular Bible passage, when there are so many others where the TRUE MEANING IS CLEAR AND WITHOUT ANY DISPUTES AS REGARDS THE CORRECTNESS OF RENDERINGS?

The answer also lies within the pages of JEHOVAH’s Word.

2 Corinthians 4:3-4 (New International Version)

3And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. 4The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.

2 Thessalonians 2:9-12 (New International Version)

9The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with the work of Satan displayed in all kinds of counterfeit miracles, signs and wonders, 10and in every sort of evil that deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. 11For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie 12and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness.

1 Timothy 4:1 (New International Version)

1 Timothy 4

Instructions to Timothy

 1The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons.

2 Peter 2:1-3 (New International Version)

2 Peter 2

False Teachers and Their Destruction

 1But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them—bringing swift destruction on themselves. 2Many will follow their shameful ways and will bring the way of truth into disrepute. 3In their greed these teachers will exploit you with stories they have made up. Their condemnation has long been hanging over them, and their destruction has not been sleeping.


I remain,


True Truthseeker.




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      True Truthseeker 

      8 years ago

      Many Bible texts have been misinterpreted by many. For instance it has been shown repeatedly that much of what Jesus said was not understood by many, and many have misinterpreted His statements as recorded in the bible.

      Even the disciples have at times not fully understood some things that the Lord , Jesus Christ, has said.

      John 21 (King James Version)

      John 21

      23Then went this saying abroad among the brethren, that that disciple should not die: yet Jesus said not unto him, He shall not die; but, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee?

      You are encouraged to read the entire account to get a better understanding of what transpired.

      Now there has been an ongoing debate as to how John 1:1 is to be interpreted. Many have died gruesome deaths or lost their freedom sanctioned by the church, because they SEEK TRUTH as regards the TRUE identity of Jesus the Christ.

      Since we are not eyewitnesses of events as they occurred nearly two thousand years ago [when the “New Testament” was recorded] , then we need to utilize ALL information at our disposal.

      The very person who was inspired to write the Epistle that bears his name, John, says at John 20:31 according to the KJV.

      John 20:31 (King James Version)

      31But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.

      The same John who penned the Epistle called John, also penned the book of Revelation.

      Revelation 1:6 (King James Version)

      6And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

      And again:

      Revelation 3:1 (King James Version)

      Revelation 3

      1And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead.

      9Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.

      Please NOTE, that worship as used here MUST be an incorrect rendering.

      Revelation 3:9 (Contemporary English Version)

      9Now you will see what I will do with those people who belong to Satan's group. They claim to be Jews, but they are liars. I will make them come and kneel down at your feet. Then they will know that I love you.

      Revelation 3:9 (Young's Literal Translation)

      9lo, I make of the synagogue of the Adversary those saying themselves to be Jews, and are not, but do lie; lo, I will make them that they may come and bow before thy feet, and may know that I loved thee.


      Revelation 3 (King James Version)

      11Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.

      12Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.

      13He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

      14And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;

      15I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.

      Note please, that even as a glorified spirit Being, Jesus, the Word, refers to his God, JEHOVAH.

      The apostle Paul also, was and continues to be misunderstood.

      2 Peter 3: 14 - 17 reads:

      Hence, beloved ones, since you are awaiting these things, do your utmost to be found finally by him spotless and unblemished and in peace. Furthermore, consider the patience of our Lord as salvation, just as our beloved brother Paul according to the wisdom given him also wrote you speaking about these as he does also in all [his] letters. In them, however, are some things hard to understand, which the untaught and unsteady are twisting, as [they do] also the rest of the Scriptures, to their own destruction. You, therefore, beloved ones, having this advance knowledge, be on your guard that you may not be led away with them by the error of the law-defying people and fall from your own steadfastness.

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      True Truthseeker 

      8 years ago

      The Psalm is largely self-explanatory.

      However, this is what the fear of God means, as described at Proverbs 8:13

      13 The fear of Jehovah means the hating of bad. Self-exaltation and pride and the bad way and the perverse mouth I have hated.

      Psalms 103:1-22

      Of David.

      1 Bless Jehovah, O my soul,

      Even everything within me, his holy name.

      2 Bless Jehovah, O my soul,

      And do not forget all his doings,

      3 Him who is forgiving all your error,

      Who is healing all your maladies,

      4 Who is reclaiming your life from the very pit,

      Who is crowning you with loving-kindness and mercies,

      5 Who is satisfying your lifetime with what is good;

      Your youth keeps renewing itself just like that of an eagle.

      6 Jehovah is executing acts of righteousness

      And judicial decisions for all those being defrauded.

      7 He made known his ways to Moses,

      His dealings even to the sons of Israel.

      8 Jehovah is merciful and gracious,

      Slow to anger and abundant in loving-kindness.

      9 He will not for all time keep finding fault,

      Neither will he to time indefinite keep resentful.

      10 He has not done to us even according to our sins;

      Nor according to our errors has he brought upon us what we deserve.

      11 For as the heavens are higher than the earth,

      His loving-kindness is superior toward those fearing him.

      12 As far off as the sunrise is from the sunset,

      So far off from us he has put our transgressions.

      13 As a father shows mercy to his sons,

      Jehovah has shown mercy to those fearing him.

      14 For he himself well knows the formation of us,

      Remembering that we are dust.

      15 As for mortal man, his days are like those of green grass;

      Like a blossom of the field is the way he blossoms forth.

      16 For a mere wind has to pass over it, and it is no more;

      And its place will acknowledge it no further.

      17 But the loving-kindness of Jehovah is from time indefinite even to time indefinite

      Toward those fearing him,

      And his righteousness to the sons of sons,

      18 Toward those keeping his covenant

      And toward those remembering his orders so as to carry them out.

      19 Jehovah himself has firmly established his throne in the very heavens;

      And over everything his own kingship has held domination.

      20 Bless Jehovah, O YOU angels of his, mighty in power, carrying out his word,

      By listening to the voice of his word.

      21 Bless Jehovah, all YOU armies of his,

      You ministers of his, doing his will.

      22 Bless Jehovah, all YOU his works,

      In all places of his domination.

      Bless Jehovah, O my soul.

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      Apostle Jack 

      8 years ago

      It is writen first in the book of Isaiah how we ought

      to interpretate the words of God:Isaiah 28v13,

      ...precept must be upon precept,line must be upon line,

      and it's here a little, and there a little.

      I agree with some of what you say,but some of it is

      from a common source and is some what debateable

      concerning the bible's.By mistranslation modern version

      of the bibles:...the niv, asv, nkv,etc. have taken the

      title "Godhead" out of the bible compare:Rom 1v20....

      Acts 17v29...Col 2v9 it is there for a certain reasion

      which they did not know was not suppose to be taken out.

      Your words are true about scriptures,I am just pointing out

      the rest of what is said about bible scriptures.

      Ye shall know them by their fruit's.....Mat.7v16

      They have a zeal,but not according to knowledge.Rom 10v2

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      Debra Allen 

      8 years ago from West By God

      Interpret this about Sin and the Merscy of God:

      Psalm 103

      1By David. Bless, O my soul, Jehovah, And all my inward parts -- His Holy Name.

      2Bless, O my soul, Jehovah, And forget not all His benefits,

      3Who is forgiving all thine iniquities, Who is healing all thy diseases,

      4Who is redeeming from destruction thy life, Who is crowning thee -- kindness and mercies,

      5Who is satisfying with good thy desire, Renew itself as an eagle doth thy youth.

      6Jehovah is doing righteousness and judgments For all the oppressed.

      7He maketh known His ways to Moses, To the sons of Israel His acts.

      8Merciful and gracious [is] Jehovah, Slow to anger, and abundant in mercy.

      9Not for ever doth He strive, Nor to the age doth He watch.

      10Not according to our sins hath He done to us, Nor according to our iniquities Hath He conferred benefits upon us.

      11For, as the height of the heavens [is] above the earth, His kindness hath been mighty over those fearing Him.

      12As the distance of east from west He hath put far from us our transgressions.

      13As a father hath mercy on sons, Jehovah hath mercy on those fearing Him.

      14For He hath known our frame, Remembering that we [are] dust.

      15Mortal man! as grass [are] his days, As a flower of the field so he flourisheth;

      16For a wind hath passed over it, and it is not, And its place doth not discern it any more.

      17And the kindness of Jehovah [Is] from age even unto age on those fearing Him, And His righteousness to sons' sons,

      18To those keeping His covenant, And to those remembering His precepts to do them.

      19Jehovah in the heavens Hath established His throne, And His kingdom over all hath ruled.

      20Bless Jehovah, ye His messengers, Mighty in power -- doing His word, To hearken to the voice of His Word.

      21Bless Jehovah, all ye His hosts, His ministers -- doing His pleasure.

      22Bless Jehovah, all ye His works, In all places of His dominion. Bless, O my soul, Jehovah!

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      Debra Allen 

      8 years ago from West By God

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      8 years ago from USA or America

      This is the second hub I have noticed that you published, so far today, and the title of this one claims outrageous unrealistic correct interpretation of the bible or as you say "god's word". What makes you think you have the correct interpretation? Especially, when Jesus coded his messages and you do not have the key to decode it.

      So, I find your claim to have a correct interpretation quite misleading. Just a thought.


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