This is a reblog of an article I read on appropriately interpreting I Thessalonians 5:22
Abstain from all appearance of evil.
As described in this article, I have ALWAYS heard this verse used in the context of avoiding situations that could look compromising, which of course is solid advice, but contextually inaccurate.
I’ve been gone and out of the loop for a while. The debate over the so-called “Billy Graham” rule, in light of the comments of Mike Pence, went on without me. That was probably a good thing. But every generation renews its battle with the horrible interpretation of 1 Thessalonians 5:22. You have probably heard […]
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