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Appearing nowhere in Scripture



Christians often misunderstand, misquote or misuse verses in the Bible. We allow media and art to provide the mental imagery. It is just so easy to search for a topic, read it in our language—thousands of years away from its context—and apply it, adding in a dash of our own biases, worldviews and clever memes. And it is sometimes as simple as information becoming “truth” by virtue of believing it to be so. Philippians 4:13 is one of those verses—perhaps the world’s most misquoted verse.

About the author:

Major Ronda Gilger is the Associate Executive Director and Corps Officer of the Coeur d’Alene Kroc Center in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.