Don’t Put Words in God’s Mouth

Well said when Paul wrote Timothy, “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work (2 Timothy 3:16-17).” Scripture is powerful and it can change lives. Scripture is inerrant but our minds are not. It is easy for us to blend more than one verse together to make the Bible, which is the Scripture, say something that God does not say. When you do that you are putting words in God’s mouth. That is lying.

This is most evident when you are question where the Bible says what you are asserting and you have know idea. I am not talking about a momentary lapse where you quote a Bible verse but you can’t remember the exact reference. That can usually be resolved with a quick search using just about any Bible phone app. I am talking about when you say something and when questioned, you have know idea where it is the Bible or even what the general wording is so that you can search for it. “I know it is in there,” is not a valid response. “Let me get back to you,” is a better response. You need to remain humble in your assertions because when you search the Bible you may find the Bible does not say what you believe at all. Then you have to go back with, “I was wrong.”