If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. – John 8:36
Leviticus 10:18 (NKJV)…
“See! Its blood was not brought inside the holy place; indeed you should have eaten it in a holy place,
as I commanded.”
Moses himself said this! Read the verse again!
Interpretation of this verse, in its own context, is… “eaten it” = “Its blood”.
Convinced? Yes, this was COMMANDED by Moses. You might think that Roman Catholics would use this Bible verse in defense of Transubstantiation and the Mass since their church teaches that the bread and wine in their communion becomes the actual physical body and blood of Christ.
However, Roman Catholics do not quote this Bible verse in defense of their doctrine because it would be taking the Bible verse out of its context. Surely enough, they know sufficiently that they should not to do this here. Reason given is that this is the context of the verse in its passage below.
Leviticus 10:17-18 (NKJV)…
“Why have you not eaten the sin offering in a holy place, since it is most holy, and God has given it to you to bear the guilt of the congregation, to make atonement for them before the Lord? See! Its blood was not brought inside the holy place; indeed you should have eaten it in a holy place, as I commanded.”
Understood from the context of this verse in its passage… “eaten it” = “sin offering”.
When you read the Bible in context, it is very well obvious that this verse does not say that Moses was telling Aaron to eat blood. Moses said that Aaron should have eaten the sin offering. It would be silly to believe that Moses was telling people to eat blood, especially after how much God spoke against the eating of blood. Naturally, care should be taken not to take Bible verse out of its context.
Yet, we see Roman Catholics are taught to be taking a verse out of context from the Bible this same way by their church.
Matthew 16:18 (NKJV)…
And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.
Roman Catholic interpretation of this verse, only within its own context, is… “this rock” = “Peter”.
However, read this verse in context. Matthew 16:13-20 (NKJV)…
13 When Jesus came into the region of Caesarea Philippi, He asked His disciples, saying, “Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am?”
14 So they said, “Some say John the Baptist, some Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”
15 He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”
16 Simon Peter answered and said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”
17 Jesus answered and said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven.
18 And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.
19 And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”
20 Then He commanded His disciples that they should tell no one that He was Jesus the Christ.
Understood from the context of this verse in its passage… “this rock” = “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”.
It is evident, from the Bible passage, that Jesus is the Rock on which the church is built, not Peter. Will the Roman Catholic church admit this? NEVER! Because if they did own up to this, then they would be denying the very foundation of their Papacy and entire authority as the one true and only Christian church of which they claim. You can see how flimsy a foundation Roman Catholicism and other churches with similar claims have.
You can see how silly it is to believe that Peter is the rock on which the church is built. There are also so many other passages in the Bible teaching that God and Christ are the rock. One count was 59 other Bible passages.
A Bible verse can rightfully be taken out of its context regarding its meaning only if the text itself indicates such. However, no such indication is made for these. Therefore, it is clearly seen that the one Bible verse, Matthew 16:18, which the Roman Catholic church takes out of context, does not prove that Peter is the rock Christ’s church is built on.
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