I’ve always found it frustrating when people miss-quote the Bible, but what was really frustrating was hearing people “quote the Bible” when what they were quoting wasn’t even in the Bible. I tried not to be too critical when letting them know their quote wasn’t there, but I was thinking, “They must not read the bible much at all.”
The Bible is a big book and I’m sure not many people can quote the entire thing word for word, no matter how often they read it. I know I sure can’t, but I’ve made it a goal of mine to read it every day and study it as often as I can, so I think I know it better than some, but certainly not as well as others.
That being said, something interesting happened to me recently. I was writing an article and was planning to end it with a certain “Bible quote” that I’ve heard all my life. But, I was surprised when I couldn’t find the scripture I was looking for. I was sure it was there, but where? Maybe I wasn’t quoting it exactly right. I searched the internet and soon found the quote, but it wasn’t from the Bible at all. I found out it came from a preacher and martyr from the 1500’s named John Bradford. Here’s the quote and a link to the story.
But for the grace of God, there go I — John Bradford
I guess we know what we know, and we don’t know, what we don’t know. I hope that’s not too confusing. Maybe this will clear it up. There’s a song that says, “Them that don’t know, don’t know they don’t know. Again, we know what we know, and we don’t know, what we don’t know.
I’ve been planning to write an article about things people think are in the Bible that are not there for a long time. I just never got around to it. I have a list I’ve been collecting for a while and I was planning to put them all in one article but, I think I will tackle some of them separately. Since I’ve joined the ranks of people who have thought something was in the Bible that wasn’t, maybe I can write the articles without being critical or judgmental.
Any way, this is Part One. Look for Part Two in the near future. Please subscribe to my blog and you will receive my next post by email. Thanks for reading.
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