To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, "If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."
I've heard this verse numerous times, but only part of the verse has been emphasized. The part I'm referring to here is "you will know the truth and the truth will set you free." It sounds great and even can make someone feel good, yet it is so far from what Jesus is getting at. It is interesting to note that Jesus is giving an "if, then" statement. If you do "x," then "x" will occur. It's a simple statement yet we ignore the first half of Jesus statement to hold to his teaching. I wonder why?
Are there any sayings you thought the Bible said something, yet when you read them into context with the Scriptures it was something totally different? Let me know, I'd love to hear them. God Bless