5: Quote: (Matt. 4:9) "All these things will I give thee..."
Used as: an indication that those who follow Jesus will reap their rewards.
Is actually referring to: the time when Satan showed Jesus all the kingdoms of the world and told him he could have them if he became a devil worshiper.
4: Quote: (Psalms 109:8) "Let his days be few; and let another take his office..."
Used as: a way to show tell the world you want Obama (or whoever) to be a one-term President.
Is actually referring to: the Psalmist's request that Jehova murder a wicked man (the next verse is "let his children be fatherless and his wife a widow.").
3: Quote: (James 4:2) "Ye have not because ye ask not."
Used as: proof that good ol' God's gonna make you rich if you ask politely and pray correctly.
Is actually referring to: God giving grace to the humble and that sort of thing--in fact, it's the opposite of what it's often quoted to support; it actually says "a friend of the world is an enemy of God."
2: Quote: (Rev. 9:4) "And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree..."
Used as: an Earth Day/green position support.
Is actually referring to: the locusts sent from heaven and imbued with the power of scorpions who are to not hurt the grass, etc., but are to spend a full year tormenting all people not specially selected by Yahweh.
1: Quote: (Luke 12:47) "For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall much be required."
Used as: a thing President Obama said at the 2012 National Day of Prayer breakfast in reference to his tax plan.
Is actually referring to: a slave's responsibility to his master, and whether his conduct deserves being "beaten with many stripes" or "beaten with few stripes" (no not-being-beaten-with-any-stripes-at-all option available).
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