The Dangers Of Memorizing A Bible Verse

Huh?  What could be wrong with that?  (Usually, nothing.)

Until there is.

Case in point, though is Romans 3:23, which many, many Christians have memorized:  For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.  So far, so good.

Except memorizing it that way rips it out of context.  What does 3:22 say?  There is no difference between Jew and Gentile.  THAT’S the main point not only of this section but of the entire letter to the Romans!  So 3:23, while important, isn’t the main point. It substantiates the larger point of how Jew and Gentile alike are under sin and how Jew and Gentile alike have forgiveness from sins through Christ.

So while you’re memorizing the first step on the Romans Road, start with 3:22 instead of 3:23, as that will show you what the Real Romans Road is all about anyway.

To see what I mean by that, check here.