Our Lord repeatedly instructed us: "Be not deceived." That is an imperative: a command, not simply a suggestion. But how? What are the tools to prevent our being deceived or misled?
The context of a passage is always a primary consideration in the search for understanding of a passage of Scripture. It is often cited, "A verse out of context is a pretext." And, indeed, one must always maintain an awareness of both who is doing the speaking and the audience being addressed. However, this foundational emphasis can also be a restrictive blindfold to some of a passage's deeper (and broader) implications.
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About Chuck Missler
Chuck Missler, along with his wife Nancy, travels and teaches through their ministry, Koinonia House. The Misslers remain dedicated to create, develop, and distribute materials which stimulate, encourage and facilitate serious study of the Bible as the inerrant Word of God.