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the devil can quote scripture for his own purpose

Knowledge of scripture does not necessarily equate to good intentions, since scripture can be manipulated to support nefarious acts or agendas. Just because he can quote the Bible doesn't mean his agenda is pure. The devil can quote scripture for his own purpose.

devil can quote Scripture for his own purpose

 and devil can cite Scripture for his own purpose
Prov. Evil people sometimes try to win the confidence of good people by quoting persuasive passages of Scripture.; Just because someone can quote Scripture to support his or her argument does not mean that the argument is virtuous. (Scripture usually refers to the Bible, but it can refer to other religious writings.) Sadie: Dad, you really ought to give me permission to go out with Nathan. He's such a polite boy, and he can even quote the Bible. Father: The devil can quote Scripture for his own purpose.
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Edith Humphrey of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary spoke on "Prima Scriptura," the primacy of scripture over tradition, reason and experience.
Denis Farkasfalvy, "The Pontifical Biblical Commission's Document on Jews and Christians and Their Scriptures: Attempt at an Evaluation," Communio 29 (2002): 715-37; Roch Kereszty, "The Jewish-Christian Dialogue and the Pontifical Biblical Commissions Document on 'The Jewish People and Their Sacred Scriptures in the Christian Bible,'" Communio 29 (2002): 738-45; Levering, Participatory Exegesis, 90-97.
In Sacred Word, Broken Word, Kenton Sparks encourages Christians to reconsider their doctrines of Scripture.
Or, if we wish to distinguish the scripture of the Jews from the New Testament, should it not be called the Christian Testament--hence, Hebrew Scriptures and Christian Scriptures?
To indicate briefly the enormously important consequences of Calvin's theory of reading for developments crucial to modern culture, let me end simply by saying that his theory of reading was also applied to "second scriptures," first of all to the text of nature.
Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that they welcomed the portrayal of tales and heroes from Hindu scriptures, but the final product should be the true depiction of the scripture and not a fantasized or a re-imagined version.
305), Powlison advanced this metaphor another step in suggesting that his model of Biblical counseling recognizes not only the light of the Scriptures but the "darkness and distortedness of secular therapy and personality theory" (p.
If theology however remains enmeshed in the logics of ontotheology, its redemption may lie precisely in "taking the scriptures as the site of an event," liberating the word of God to its breathing, its ruach and its poetic creativity.
But it is not easy to find a definite reference to Purgatory in the Scriptures.
SIR - I am very concerned as an offended Christian by the dreadful and wicked distortion of the Holy Scriptures and the attack on the holiness and perfection of the person of the Christ in Jerry Springer: The Opera.
Many were sincerely religious people who cared enough about their faith to want to study the languages in which the scriptures were written and to delineate the many levels of authorship one finds there.
Red flags should go up when religious groups seek special classes for their holy scriptures.
These lines from Isaiah 9:6 are some of the most recognizable of the scriptures we hear at Christmastime in the Catholic Church.
to further social or other goals; rather, the scriptures should engender our beliefs and actions.
Evangelicals do not speak with one voice on how to read their Scriptures (Bray, 1996).