God has wonderful promises for us as we travel on through life and into later years.The best news is that,inside we need never grow old because He has actually promised to renew our youth day by day.

Isaiah 40:31



Saturday, 24 October 2015

Narcigesis





I  came across this new word  in an article I read this week. Had never heard of it before and wondered if it was one of those new 'made up/trendy words' that keep appearing in modern speech.

However, on further research, discovered that it is a noun taken from the word 'narcissist'.
According to the Greek myth of Narcissus, a young man fell in love with his own reflection in a pond, and his desire for himself consumed him.

Since eisegesis is a mishandling of Scripture, narcigesis is a clever term for those who take Scripture and personalise it. Making the bible verses all about themselves , taking passages out of context to fit into their personal lifestyles.

To understand narcigesis, we must first understand exegesis.

Exegesis is the preferred method of Bible teaching. It means explaining Scripture after careful study of the words, the context, and the Bible as a whole.

Narcigesis is quite a different theology. It explains a passage of Scripture with the focus on man, not God. Blending Scripture with cultural errors, narcigesis promises health, wealth and carefree living. Passages on personal responsibility and personal sin are ignored  or "reinterpreted." 

This is a brief description of what narcigesis  means. If you want to read further into the subject follow this link

Narcigesis is one reason Colossians 2:8 says,

 "Don't let anyone capture you with empty philosophies and high-sounding nonsense that come from human thinking and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ"

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