11 of the Most Misinterpreted Bible Verses You Probably Quote (Part 2)

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Misquoted Verse #7: Slain in the Spirit

Certain denominations of the Christian faith believe in what they call being “slain in the Spirit.” Typically, it refers to the idea that the Holy Spirit overcomes a believer during a time of worship, causing that person to fall to the ground and, sometimes, pass out. We know intense worship does produce an overwhelming feeling, but this is not being slain in the Spirit. In fact, according to Acts 5, that is the last thing a believer should ever want.

Misquoted Verse #8: Praying for Your Country

2 Chronicles 7:14, “If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”

Misquoted Verse #9: The Good Samaritan

In Luke 10, Jesus encounters a certain lawyer who asks, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” Jesus replies, “What is written in the law?” to which the lawyer astutely recites the Greatest Commandment.

Misquoted Verse #10: It’s Not About a Positive Attitude

Proverbs 23:7, “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.”

#11: The Most Misquoted Verse of All

Matthew 18:20, “For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.”

  1. Talk to him (or her) privately about it.
  2. If he refuses to repent, grab two or three friends — people you trust — who will back you up when you talk to him a second time.
  3. If he still refuses to say sorry, take your friends with you and speak to the church about the issue.
  4. If the church confronts him, and he still refuses to apologize or make things right, then you have permission never to have anything to do with him again. In other words, you can symbolically kick him out of the church.

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