The question you may ask is just what is a famous fabled quote anyway?  First of all, Webster’s Dictionary says the word famous is applied to persons or things that have received wide public attention and are generally known and talked about.  From this definition we can see that if someone or thing is famous they are well-known, widely spoken of and enter the arena of common knowledge.

Now for the word fabled.  A fable is a story that is not true, a falsehood or fiction.  The word fabled, again through the courtesy of Mr. Webster, means told in fables; mythical; legendary; unreal; fictitious or invented.  We don’t want to do this when we think we are quoting the Bible.  

How many things have we just repeated without thought because they had become so familiar to us and we had heard them for so long we just believed them?  We believed them because we trusted our source of information. Now realize that many of these good people who taught us also accepted it as truth and therefore passed it on.  They were deceived too.  We know that a half truth is more readily accepted that an outright lie. The bad thing about this is that when we repeat, especially things about God and His Word that are not true, not only is the world presented with a distorted view, the devil is delighted! We must realize that a half truth can be as damaging as a blatant lie. It certainly distorts the gospel. The enemy is like that. He loves it when we get caught up in misquoting or misstating the scriptures because we are carrying out his plan to keep us and others from knowing the truth. You can’t walk in it if you don’t know the truth and we must remember that lies make us susceptible to the domination of the enemy.

The Word of God is so wonderful and will so make us free.   The admonition to all of us is to be watchful for that old threat called pride.  It would like to raise its ugly head and attempt to keep you in darkness.  Staying teachable is an open road to growing in the grace and admonition of the Lord. PROVERBS 15:2 (KJV)  "The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.”  Also we have PROVERBS 16:23 (KJV)  “The heart of the wise teacheth his mouth, and addeth learning to his lips.”   You see, we are responsible for what we say and whether or not we will receive correction.  It is ultimately our choice and once again our responsibility.

I want you to do this for yourself: Listen to what is being said around you and to you.  Check it out and then listen to what is coming out of your own mouth.  I can’t tell you the number of times I have had to correct what I was saying.  This is why we study the Word so that we can rightly divide what it says.  We don’t want to get caught up in misquotes, misrepresentations and traditions of men that don’t line up with the Scriptures, the Infallible Word of God.

I will add to these famous fabled quotes so keep checking in to find more.  But don’t just wait on me because if you start listening and examine what you hear against the Word, God may show you even before I get it posted here.  Be Blessed!

God Won't Put on You More Than You Can Bear

This is probably one of the most common heartbreaking misquoted statements about God that goes directly to challenging the very fiber of who He is and His character of Love. The gospel gets misrepresented like this and we take it for the truth because it keeps on being misstated. How many times have you heard that one? This declaration is made so casually that it has become commonplace. Our enemy the devil wants us to believe that God is weighing us down. God is in our corner, cheering us on, and proclaiming He always gives us the victory through Jesus. He actually wants us to know how to deal with temptation and victoriously overcome. We need to know what we say or repeat is founded on the Word. Look closely, the Word does not say that. Teachers will tell you that details make all the difference and – they really do. Details define truth.

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If I Be Lifted Up

The question here is: does this scripture actually say what they say it says?

John 12:32 (KJV) And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me. The question is: are churches who lift up Jesus drawing all men unto Him?

Song's have been written about this very scripture - a favorite of many including me. However, we have a problem here. This italicized word has been added to explain the contents. This is no more than a translator's license to add a word to define the text - a text they did not understand. Jesus well expounded on this:

John 3:3 (KJV) " Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again (born from above), he cannot see the kingdom of God." See: perceive, comprehend or understand   These translators, did not understand the context, so they added what they thought it meant. It is said that many of the translators King James used were not born again but only scholars.

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