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Proof Texting For Fun and Profit

Have you ever wanted to prove your opinions with irrefutable support from Scripture but just didn’t know how? Well today, I’m going to show you how easy it is to defend just about any belief you may have from Scripture with the tool of prooftexting. How great it will be to know that all of your thoughts, opinions, and wild guesses are completely Biblical!

The steps are simple

I. Start with a full text…

1 Corinthians 14:26-33 How is it then, brethren? when ye come together, every one of you hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a tongue, hath a revelation, hath an interpretation. Let all things be done unto edifying. 27If any man speak in an unknown tongue, let it be by two, or at the most by three, and that by course; and let one interpret. 28But if there be no interpreter, let him keep silence in the church; and let him speak to himself, and to God. 29Let the prophets speak two or three, and let the other judge. 30If any thing be revealed to another that sitteth by, let the first hold his peace. 31For ye may all prophesy one by one, that all may learn, and all may be comforted. 32And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets. 33For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.

II. Yank out a phrase…
“For God is not the author of confusion”

III. Create an interpretation…
God doesn’t like people to ever be confused.

IV. Apply it…
Major premise: God doesn’t like people to ever be confused.
Minor premise: Your disagreement with my belief on anything is going to cause confusion.
Conclusion: Your disagreement is of the Devil.

Congratulations! You’re well on your way to being the most biblical person you know!