Definition of proof text in English:

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proof text

noun

A passage of the Bible to which appeal is made in support of an argument or position in theology.
Example sentences
  • It is only up for debate for those more satisfied with appealing to proof-texts, without taking time to consider the literary, historical, and socio-cultural contexts of the passages in question.
  • It is said to divide Christians, and bore them with catechisms and proof-texts.
  • I started exploring and found a complete, line-by-line refutation to all the proof-texts that Christians use to proselytize.

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