Eisegesis can be considered to be the opposite of Exegesis



Here is a good definition of Eisegesis right from Scripture:

1Corinthians 4:6
“I have applied all this to myself and Apol’los for your benefit, brethren, that you may learn by us not to go beyond what is written, that none of you may be puffed up in favor of one against another.” RSV

From a dictionary:

(eye-si JEE-sis), An interpretation, especially of Scripture, that
expresses the interpreters own ideas, bias, or the like, rather than the
true meaning of the text.

How many false charges made by non-Catholics, against the Catholic Church, can you now refute, by using 1Cor 4:6?

How about the ‘Whore of Babylon’  for one?

In case you have never heard of Eisegesis, it can be considered to be the opposite of Exegesis:

Exegesis: investigation and study of Sacred Scripture through tradition,
history, archaeology, and criticism to find the true meaning. The antonym
for exegesis is eisegesis which means reading into a text something that simply is not there.

Submitted by Bob Stanley