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Posted in Which version of the bible? on 2008-09-12 05:17:00

"In any case, the question is not whether God could inspire a translation, but whether he did. We can test this, in the case of a particular translation, by seeing whether the translation agrees with the original text. The KJV, unfortunately, does not in a number of places"

According to who? Many scholars today cant decide whether to translate the idea or the exact word. Plus, after 1611, the Catholic Church locked up the textus receptus and the textus vaticanus. They re-wrote the textus vaticanus and thats what modern scholars use to translate their bible.

"The Hebrew text the King James translators had was the Masoretic text, which was compiled by a group of Jewish scholars known as the Masoretes between about 700 A.D. and about 900 A.D., and therefore dates from more than a millennium after the Old Testament was written. Contemporary translators have access to Hebrew manuscripts that date from about a thousand years before the Masoretic text was compiled, so they are working from texts that are much closer to the original text than anything to which the KJV translators had access"

Older does not mean correct. That text came from Alexandria, Egypt; where they did not examine the copies as closely as they in Antioch (where the masoretic text came from).

"I know of no contemporary translations that are not directly based on the Hebrew text of the Old Testament and the Greek text of the New Testament"

http://www.historyworld.net/wrldhis/PlainTextHistories.asp?historyid=ac66 and http://www.bibleandscience.com/bible/sources/septuagint.htm So, since they didnt use the masoretic text; they used the Septuagint. The greek old testament.

"A friend of mine had a KJV and an RSV and used to read them side by side and come to me when he found a difference. Each time, I'd check it with the Hebrew, and in all but one case, the RSV was correct and the KJV was incorrect"

Again, according to who?

"FYI: Copyright law permits the quoting of brief excerpts for review purposes."

According to title 17, U.S. code - section 107 the qoutation becomes a copyright infringement depending on: "the purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes; the nature of the copyrighted work; amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole; and the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work." So basically - its up to the courts if they want to make it and issue. And Zondervan (who owns copyrights on most translations) is very stingey with privileges. I believe that having access to a bible is a right, not a privilege.

Posted in Do you know your Christian theology? on 2007-10-03 20:56:57

You claim that hardly any Christians now-adays know much about what they believe (perhaps to 1st Corinthians 8:1 and be prideful because you think you know so much). You made a huge mistake when you labeled Baptists as protestants. Baptists are not, nor have they ever been, protestants. You may know some of the theology; but Christ never preached theology.

Posted in For Christians on 2007-09-26 18:21:39

We are NOT suppopsed to Matthew 7:1; "Judge not, that ye be not judged.". But, we are supposed to judge righteous judgement. John 7:24, " Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment." This does go with your second question. We, as American Christians today, have what some have deemed as "radical grace". This is basically saying "go ahead and commit sin, God loves you and forgives you". Too many people are "feel-good" Christians.

Here are some verses for why we shouldn't have "radical grace".

Proverbs 28:9 Romans 6:14-15 John 5:14 and John 8:11

Posted in Which version of the bible? on 2007-08-04 04:11:58

Most of the time it is King James. Sometimes its not, ya just have to check.

Posted in Science vs Religion on 2007-07-24 21:33:38

Yet again, a good example of the law. (refering to "Why can't I own a canadian?")Romans 6:14, again, "For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are NOT under the law, but under grace."