Friday, February 08, 2013

I can't do all things through Christ

Everyone intuitively knows that there's something that doesn'\t feel right about proclaiming "I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength."

But doesn’t the Bible day that you can?

Can you jump off a skyscraper and survive?

Context is eveything.
Verse-itis is deadly.

No, the Bible doesn't say that.

Ben Witheringtson, in a helpful review of The Voice Bible:

  I have some test passages I always use to see how able a translation is. One of these is the superman verse in Phil. 4.13— which should NOT be rendered ‘I can do all things in him who strengthens me’. Thankfully, the Voice gets it more nearly contextually right— “I can be content in any and every situation through the Anointed One who is my power and strength’. Yes! The issue is not leaping tall buildings in a single bound, the issue is endurance, learning to endure and be content in any and all circumstances  LINK


This passage is also covered in a book that looks helpful

Famous Bible Verses: "21 Most Misquoted Verses

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