Funny, how you can come across strange misconceptions about the Bible and then the next thing you know they are repeated over and over. Much like quotes attributed to sources who never said what they are credited with. Why do misconceptions get repeated so often? What misconceptions about the Bible do you still hold? Are you willing to give them up when told about them? Do you regularly attempt to find your misconceptions?
I have no clue what misconceptions I may still hold; however, I have thrown out many over the past few years. There are less and less misconceptions that I find I have been taught and still believe. Nothing is better than just serious Bible study for clearing up false teachings.
It is obvious that other people are doing the same at times. Back in 2009 I posted Did David Dance Before the Lord Naked? That was three years ago! However, it is consistently being visited on the website. It averages three to four hits everyday. That may not sound like much but over three years that adds up to quite a few. The first week or so a post will generate around 300 plus hits then gradually decrease. I don’t think there is a day that goes by that someone is not searching for the answer to “Did David dance naked?” I’m thankful people are questioning misconceptions and getting down to the truth of Scripture.
Some false teaching is easy to discount. Like with the question about David, it is easy to find verses that point out what David was wearing:
2 Samuel 6:14 (ESV) And David danced before the Lord with all his might. And David was wearing a linen ephod.
1 Chronicles 15:27 (ESV) David was clothed with a robe of fine linen, as also were all the Levites who were carrying the ark, and the singers and Chenaniah the leader of the music of the singers. And David wore a linen ephod.
But others get much harder particularly when they are adding to the Scripture things that aren’t really there, such as the gap theory. The idea that between Genesis 1:1 and Genesis 1:2 there is a huge amount of time. Maybe even millions of years in order to fit evolution and creation together. However, this idea negates the fact that death occurred as a result of Adam’s sin and not before Adam was created.
What other misconceptions and false teachings have you had to throw out when you got back to the actual Biblical information?
Are there others which you are struggling with tossing because they have been so ingrained in your teaching previously?