proof-texting
 n.— «It seemed that anyone could really make the Bible support just about whatever they wanted it to. They could control the text, using it as a tool to prove certain beliefs (a practice often referred to as “proof-texting”). As a result, whenever Scripture seemed to go outside of the boundaries of what it was “supposed” to be saying in a certain passage, I was left with a big problem. In fact, the parts of the Bible which fell outside of the few, favorite “proof-text” verses with which I was familiar were completely confusing.» —“Learning How to Read the Bible (Part 1)” by Ryan Issakainen Ryan Issakainen’s Blog (Wheaton, Illinois) Feb. 16, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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