Context Is Key

How Should We Read the Bible?

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This is Ken Ham, on a mission to help the church ignite a new reformation about God’s Word.


Did you know that the Bible actually says there is no God? Well, the Bible only says this if you ignore the context! The verse actually reads, “The fool says in his heart ‘there is no God.’”

Many skeptics—and even some Christians—will try to prove a point from the Bible by completely ignoring the context. But, context is one of the most important parts of properly interpreting Scripture.

There are three kinds of context to look for.

First, what comes immediately before and after?

Second, what does the revelation of Scripture say as a whole? Finally, what was the historical context?

Paying close attention to the context will keep us from making Scripture say whatever we want it to say.

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Ken Ham is the CEO and founder of Answers in Genesis-US, the highly acclaimed Creation Museum, and the world-renowned Ark Encounter. Ken Ham is one of the most in-demand Christian speakers in North America.

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