Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Out of Context

We are always being reminded by the Society that we should "make sure that [our] use of quotations and statistics harmonizes with the context from which they are taken." (Ministry School Book, Ch. 40, para. 11) And they absolutely right. We don't want to be so desperate for secular backing that harmonizes with our beliefs that we misquote someone. That shows dishonesty on our part.

When he was on earth, Jesus Christ noted the hypocrisy of the priests. They always told the people what they should do but then failed to do it themselves. He said, "All the things they tell you, do and observe, but do not do according to their deeds, for they say but do not perform." (Matt. 23:3) Why would I quote this Scripture in regard to taking quotes out of context? Keep reading

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