What Does Your Proof Text Prove?

From Infogalactic, the planetary knowledge core:

Prooftexting (sometimes ‘proof-texting’ or ‘proof texting’) is the practice of using isolated, out-of-context quotations from a document to establish a proposition in eisegesis. Such quotes may not accurately reflect the original intent of the author, and a document quoted in such a manner, when read as a whole, may not support the proposition for which it was cited.

If you make a habit of quoting scripture in support of your position without paying attention to the context, expect to be nagged here. At very least I’ll try to give our readers an alternative interpretation to consider.