Rev. White is the founder and CEO of Dispensational Publishing House. He also teaches Bible online through Randy White Ministries, and pastors the Taos (NM) First Baptist Church. Rev. White hosts an excellent Thursday evening Bible Study online that you can do here.
We know the Bible is the inspired Word of God, eternal truth and sufficient in all matters. But we can easily fall into a trap of taking a single verse out of context and building bad theology and belief systems around a single verse instead of understanding and applying it in correct context.
Here are a few examples we discuss:
I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13
And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28
For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11
But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Matthew 6:33
Do we take the time to understand these verses and Scripture as a whole in context as we read and study?
Pastor Randy White joins us this morning to discuss how we can get in trouble when we misunderstand or misapply scripture out of context. Some of what he shared relating to Bible Study includes:
Three Fundamental Foundations
- All Scripture is inspired and profitable – 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (below)
- Not all Scripture is claimable or directly applicable
- A “Bible-Map” will help you understand where you claim and apply
All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; 17 so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17
What steps can a person take to overcome discontentment?
- Don’t over-spiritualize everything.
- Don’t take a steady diet of modern topical preaching.
- Don’t discount little blessings.
Last month’s interview with Pastor White: a biblical perspective on leadership in church and politics.