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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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Paul, Montreal), and Sybil Mosley (at Livingstone, Montreal) deepened the understanding of what allegiance to scripture means in the contemporary context.
In what follows, I focus on the basic "fundamental commitments" (to use Steve Moyise's term (7)) about Scripture that inform Aquinas's approach to Paul's use of the Old Testament, most of which revolves around his theology of participation.
A lite version of the app is now available for free in the Apple App Store, while current owners of the full version, Scripture Typer Pro, will automatically be upgraded to the new Scripture Typer Pro at no additional cost.
Some may bristle at his claim that Scripture contradicts and even represents human fallenness.
I as well as many others may rather prefer for the scripture of my (our) community to be "first," at least for us.
What is often missed, however, is that Calvin's doctrine of Scripture is not first of all a doctrine of the text or of the text's origins, but of reading it.
A lot of Scripture is analyzed to show rules for understanding what the Bible is really stating.
Rajan Zed, who is president of Universal Society of Hinduism, said that changing ancient Sanskrit scriptures to fit the commercial machine were likely to hurt the Hindu sentiments.
Some take the position that Scripture answers every psychological question, more or less in the manner of a counseling handbook.
237] This compact formula may apply to any scripture or any doctrine: what event stirs within, is harbored within, this dogma, this symbol, this name?
A scholarly, respectful, yet audacious scrutiny and evaluation of holy scripture.
Based on Scripture and the writings of the early Fathers of the Church, we find several Councils defining the doctrine of Purgatory--for instance, the Council of Lyons in 1274; the Council of Florence in 1439; the Council of Trent with a "Decree on Purgatory" in 1563.
It came gradually over decades of studying the book and finding one thing for certain: Scripture is like Newton's third law of motion--for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.
Scripture is quite clear in 1 Peter 2:21 'Leaving you a model that ye should walk in His steps; who did no sin neither was guile found in His mouth.
Changed by the Word: The Story of Scripture Union Ghana.