(Spanish) Texts Outside of Context
“I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength”: that sounds wonderful! What things? Become a champion footballer? or a nuclear physicist? or a super model? or a rich tycoon? or the next president of my country? After all, the text says “all things,” doesn't it? So why should we limit God?
Something tells us that there must be a fault in this interpretation, or else there would a superfluity of footballers, nuclear physicists, super models, and rich tycoons. But many Christians don't think very carefully about this.
That's not only a problem; it is a tragedy. For God intends his Word to be understood. . .
In Texts Outside of Context, some of the most influential voices in the Church today, analyze some of the Bible passages that are most misunderstood on our day. . . If we heed the message of this important book, we will not only pay more attention to contexts and improve our understanding of God's holy Word, but we will also honor God by taking his Word seriously and growing in Christian discipleship.
Spanish originated in the Castile region of Spain and has grown to be the native language of over 400 million people worldwide, making it second only to Mandarin Chinese. If you include second language speakers, Spanish is spoken by, at least, 500 million.
It is the official language of 21 countries with most of those speakers located in Latin America. (Mexico is the world’s largest Spanish-speaking nation.) Spanish has at least 3 million native speakers each in 44 countries, making it the fourth mostly geographically widely spoken language behind English (112 countries), French (60) and Arabic (57). Roman Catholicism is the predominate religion of Spanish-speakers, Protestantism has made significant inroads but it is driven through large segment of the prosperity gospel.
Resource Title: Texts Outside of Context
Author: Jairo Namnun
Page Count: 112
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