The enemy tempted Eve in Genesis 3 by asking, “Did God really say…” to plant a seed of distrust in her heart. He then proceeded to twist, slightly, the words of God. The same still happens today. We grab onto these twisted words because they sound close enough to be true. They are lies we hang onto because of bad theology or we repeat scripture out of context. We can use these words to comfort or judge, and to condone and condemn.
But, did God really say that?