Spring/Summer 2017 Issue

Articles in this issue contain information about when to judge and judge not, facts about biblical polygamy and incest, the truth about Adam and Eve, an article by a new writer, plus many more articles correcting false interpretation of verses and false religions.

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Wrong Verses Right: Romans 16:17 KJV

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“…mark those who cause divisions and offences… and avoid them.”

Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. ~Romans 16:17 KJV

Wrong Interpretation:

Many Christians think the word offences means that we should note other Christians who get easily offended. Furthermore, they think that if that Christian is so offended that they separate themselves from a sinner in the church, they are judgmental, prideful, and ungodly and so we should avoid them for not accepting Christian sinners.

Right Interpretation:

The word offences derives from skandalon, which means scandals, errors, or sins. The word divisions derives from dichostasia meaning disunity.

Therefore, this scripture is telling Christians to mark those who cause disunity and sinful scandals contrary to the doctrine that we have learned from Paul, and avoid them. In other words, note and avoid Christians who sin and cause others to do things contrary to the doctrine that Paul brought.

Cite this article: Please update the Accessed or Retrieved date (September 13, 2015).
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“Wrong Verses Right: Romans 16:17 KJV.” AWS Magazine Online. Ed. Bobbie Chariot. Savior Sanity LLC., 1 Mar. 2017. Web. 13 Sept. 2015. <https://awomansaved.com/wrong-verses-right-romans-16-17-kjv>.
“Wrong Verses Right: Romans 16:17 KJV.” AWS Magazine Online. March 1, 2017. Accessed September 13, 2015. https://awomansaved.com/wrong-verses-right-romans-16-17-kjv.
Chariot, B. (Ed.). (2017, March 1). Wrong Verses Right: Romans 16:17 KJV. Retrieved September 13, 2015, from https://awomansaved.com/wrong-verses-right-romans-16-17-kjv.

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Bobbie Chariot

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