8 Commonly Misinterpreted Bible Verses

8 Commonly Misinterpreted Bible Verses

1. We are waiting for Jesus to return to earth to enter the Kingdom of God. I believe we are getting the New Jerusalem as spoken about in the Book of Revelations confused with the Kingdom of God. A Christian waiting for the Kingdom of God to come is like the Jews who are still waiting for the Messiah. Let's chat about the Kingdom of God and the difference between what was feasible under the Law of Moses and the Covenant of Grace. In Luke 17:20-37 Jesus says in verse 21 of this teaching the Kingdom of God is in our midst. They could not yet enter it because Jesus hadn't yet resurrected. In Luke 16:16 Jesus says “The Law and the Prophets were proclaimed until John. Since that time, the good news of the kingdom of God is being preached, and everyone is forcing their way into it."

2. Jesus was forsaken on the cross. In John 12:49-50 Jesus tells us "I did not speak on my own, but the Father who sent me commanded me to say all that I have spoken. I know that his command leads to eternal life. So whatever I say is just what the Father has told me to say.” The reason why the Father had Jesus to say my God, my God why have you forsaken me in Mark 27:46, Mark 15:34 is so that Israel will know that Jesus is the Messiah. In Luke 24:44 Jesus quotes what King David Prophesied about Jesus in  Psalm 22. We know from reading the Old Testament and New that David was a Shepherd [King], and he was also a Prophet [Acts 2:29-30].

3. When we read James 2:10 we can easily think that it means all sins are equal.

If all sins are equal then why would Jesus mention there being a greater sin in John 19:11? Note: Jesus could have been speaking about the unpardonable sin.

4. Some people think the grace of God allows us to sin or that grace makes sin not have natural consequences.

5. God ways are higher than our ways is often preached. This is an example of what happens when we take a verse from a chapter without reading the whole chapter.

6. The Holy Spirit is a dove, represents a dove or look like a dove 

7. When people read John 9:15 they can misinterpret it to mean that their sickness brings glory to Jesus. That is the only scripture in the new testament that I believe a newly born-again believer can easily misinterpret.

8. The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak