Proof text

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a passage of Scripture used to prove a doctrine.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Their proof text for this line of thinking is Galatians 6:7 "Do not be deceived; God is not mocked, for you reap whatever you sow." But as Spadaro and Figueroa point out, if the prosperity preachers and their flocks would just keep reading, they would encounter this--in the very next verse: "If you sow to your own flesh, you will reap corruption from the flesh; but if you sow to the Spirit, you will reap eternal life from the Spirit." Not for the first last time is preaching confused with cherry-picking by some of our Protestant brethren.
Ralbag, in his commentary to Ezra 4:3, notes that the negative response given to the Samaritans became the proof text for denying non-Israelite participation in the Temple throughout the years of its operation.
Al-Juwayni's made each such ruling with reference to Prophetic hadith, sufficient as proof text for the fiqh genre in which he wrote.
There were unique developments in theology and the use of rhetoric; however, as Wengert shows in his discussion of the Lutheran distinction between law and gospel, "This hermeneutical shift meant a concomitant change in the interpretation of the traditional proof text for allegory, 2 Corinthians 3:6 ("The letter kills, and the Spirit gives life").
While finding analogies to current disciplines holds its own interest, it is a project that depends upon taking a wide departure from the Timaeus text as 'proof text'.
Before commencing our analysis of the most important variants between the proof copy and first edition texts, we should acknowledge the importance of identifying even those passages that Woolf transcribed into the proof text verbatim (or nearly so) from the Monks House typescript and which she changed only upon rereading the proof.
Update and proof text. Hire a professional writer or editor if you need to, but at the very least, have someone else look through your Web site for typos, grammatical errors, and better, friendlier ways to say things.
(2) AaAa The most-quoted "proof text" referenced universally by Christians who believe we must unconditionally "bless" the modern day state of Israel is as follows:
Here Jane evokes the spectre of the heads on the fence in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness as the proof text for our "modern" revulsion at the primitive, a primitive nature that Conrad's contemporary Sigmund Freud claimed as the legacy of all human beings.
First of all, when Aquinas seeks to assert the role of poverty in the attainment of religious perfection, he begins with a proof text from Gregory to the effect that this is the goal of some of the just, and then he attaches this statement to religious.
Thus in the debate about male headship, where there is a shared assumption that the Bible is reducible to a "flat book" of authoritative, encyclopedic factoids, there will be a tendency to play what one of my evangelical feminist colleagues calls "proof text poker." Gender traditionalists and gender egalitarians will confront each other with their favorite handful of biblical texts (e.g., Gen.
Thus, on the positive side, the recurrent Trinitarian arguments over the now-you-can-read-it-now-you-can't proof text, 1 John 5:7, is interestingly traced from Erasmus's omission (1516) and later restoration (1522) of the former in his establishment of the Greek New Testament text, to Isaac Newton's consideration of the same issue in his 1690 correspondence with John Locke and, finally, to Richard Bentley's consideration of the same problem in undertaking a new establishment of the Greek New Testament in the 1710s.