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Shaun Marksbury
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Pastor and Chaplain
Pastor and Chaplain

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4/8/15 16:23:42. Where were you when it happened? 

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Aww... First Lady tells 7-year-old to get over it: 

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Aww... First Lady tells 7-year-old to get over it: 

No where does H&R say #aca or #obamacare offers exemptions that says, "Employer provides no insurance and premiums too high." Goodbye $211

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According to our daughter, romance is meeting a guy waiting at the same booth as you at a Comic Con.

The only thing worse than seeing the underwear of someone sagging his pants is not. #gross #parenting

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Shaun Marksbury commented on a post on Blogger.
Digging deep into Scripture in study is not a sin and is even vital for spiritual growth, but that fact depends on how you define study.  Every cultic offshoot from Christianity also claims to "dig deep," claiming to discover some hidden meaning of the text previously unknown.  Their studies are based on quasi-Gnostic ideology, that some intellectual or spiritual elites can discover deeper knowledge of Scripture hidden to the uninitiated and achieve some truer form of faith.  

While I'm sure that Cahn is a genuine believer, his Bible study methods are misguided attempts to wow the uninformed with something not there in reality.  In other words, nobody before Cahn thought Isaiah 9 referred to America because it doesn't.  His hermeneutical example in these books is a willy-nilly approach to application that contorts the text of Scripture to one's own meaning.

So yes, dig deep in your study of Scripture, but do so by allowing the Bible to speak for itself.  Don't import meaning into the text, asking yourself what the passage means to you.  Instead, ask yourself what the Holy Spirit said in this text.  Only then will you be able to rightly apply the text.

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