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"They said students were bewildered by the administrationâ€™s decision to reject Brown."
Hmmm. Could this be because God's Word isn't being taught in it's fullness as only feel good verses and storys are read in the schools and at mass? My wife, her family, and nobody here I know, people who were students at Catholic schools and ever miss a mass have no idea what Sodom and Gomorrah is, no idea why Noah was commanded to build a barge, believe that anything not specifically written into the 10 commandments is okay, and laugh that anyone could have lived to such old ages, the idea that a donkey spoke, or the though of a burning bush, a pillar of light, etc, etc, etc. Nobody is taught His Word, nobody seems to care about the contents of His Word, and anything they never learned through the catecisms or heard from the mouth of a priest is laughable, they don't believe it, or it just doesn't matter. I will always and forever wonder why anyone will choose to look to mere men for all instruction when we have His instruction book at our disposal, especially when it comes to eternity.
When thou buildest a new house, then thou shalt make a battlement for thy roof, that thou bring not blood upon thine house, if any man fall from thence. Deut 22:8
The staircase with a railing, the roof porch with a balcony, etc. All protect the imprudent from a fall. It is good for all concerned with safety to put up barriers to protect the blind, the distracted, the imprudent - and also to protect the homeowner from lawsuits alleging negligence.
A fool that jumps from a roof gets what he deserves , but at least make him climb over the battlement to give pause.
I will never get used to all of this ridiculous nonscense going on in this country. All of a sudden, nobody seems to know if they're a boy or a girl, man or woman, or they're being told they can be whatever they feel they are, choose to be, and anyone who says different is one of those mean people. What a joke. I can't even believe an entire nation is giving in to such nonscense. Seems surreal. A little boy up here got two identical toys for his birthday so his dad took him to the store to exchange it. For some reason, the boy picked out a mermaid doll with long blond hair, obviously for a girl. The father did the exchange, went on social media to tell the story and how he would never interfere with who his little boy identifies with, and social media went wild with support, slapping him on the back for not being a hater, etc.
This week, tens of thousands of people are flocking toward the remote Nevada desert for the freewheeling Burning Man festival, some hitchhiking cross country to live in wind-whipped tents. Others arrive via private jet and pay handsomely for a week of air-conditioned RV-ing with concierge service. these will tell you more
John Yurich USA wrote: Catholics who support abortion, fruitcakeness and artificial birth control should be told to either fall in line with Catholic teaching and be against abortion, fruitcakeness and artificial birth control or be excommunicated from the Catholic Church.
On the other hand John Roman Catholics who believe in justification by faith alone should be told by Rome that they should leave the RCC because Rome anathematise that doctrine.
actually to answer you and Moses at the same time, I've already gave but my recommendations would be which are given in Comparing Bible Translations--Conclusions. Follow those recommendations and you can't go wrong. I would also suggest See English Style--"Tyndale may be the best example of making a Bible simple to read without departing from a literal translation philosophy. It doesn't "feel" like a 500-year-old document, except for the occasional obsolete words. The most difficult translations to enjoy at length are the Young (esp. OT) and AMP versions...."excerpt from Comparing Bible Translations:...English Style etc.
if I have any "rage" it is really the pushing of a mediocre translation that is 450 years old! people have moved past it anyway to more understandable and more accurate translations. perhaps I can add it to the study of Shakespeare in high school?
2. In 11/9/10 JLincoln wrote: "The NIV of 1984 is an excellent translation and is recommended'
1. This is not the issue. Compare by yourself the passage quoted in the AV. Any can see that it does not entitle unsurpassable difficulty: "For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle? So likewise ye, except ye utter by the tongue words easy to be understood, how shall it be known what is spoken? for ye shall speak into the air. There are, it may be, so many kinds of voices in the world, and none of them is without signification. Therefore if I know not the meaning of the voice, I shall be unto him that speaks a barbarian, and he that speaks shall be a barbarian unto me."
2.What is remarkable is the morbid rage you have sustained for a long time to suppress the KJV, with a persistent commendation of all other translations. One perceives something dysfunctional. Sir, we are advised to "desire the sincere (not adulterated) milk of the word' I Pe 2:2, and this is the true issue for many of us here, though not for you.
"But (we) have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully" 2Co 4:2
Frank wrote: Very well said sister; thanks for your excellent comment.
When stating the obvious appears wonderful to many, one may guess the church's condition is not all promising. It is staggering, as pointed out here, that a pop singer would show more discernment than many who name the name of Christ, but also it is deplorable when some of those naming the name of Christ go about trying to wedge an ambiguous position, which demands spelling out the matter in detail.
"For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat. For every one that uses milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. But strong meat belongs to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil." Heb 5:12-14
This is nonsense. men are supposed to be able to control themselves
Mary Ann Sieghart wrote: It is the asymmetry that I object to in Muslim thought, the fact that men can wear what they like while women cannot. Are women supposed to be more evolved than men, more in control of their passions? In that case it seems odd that they are not even allowed to enter many mosques, let alone preach in them.
No, Muslim men seem to want to have it both ways. They want complete leadership of their community, with womenâ€™s voices seldom heard, but then they are happy to reduce themselves to the status of animals â€” feral cats in the Muftiâ€™s sermon â€” when it comes to sex, unable to resist the charms of a woman with an uncovered head.
Thankfully in the United States don't have to put up with elizabethan gibberish until high school. It is usually in the last few that would have to that a teenager has to suffer Shakespeare. So, ignorance is bliss when it comes to Elizabethan language.
Sorry for the near repeat! KJV Gospel of John, you might think of putting a grammar aid and a glossary of words that a modern wouldn't be familiar with in the back of it
1 Cor. 14:Â 8 For if the trumpet gave an uncertain sound, who would prepare himself for war?
9Â So also you, unless you uttered by the tongue words easy to understand, how would it be known what is spoken? For you would be speaking into the air.
10Â There are, it may be, so many kinds of sounds in the world, and none of them is without meaning.
11Â If then I donâ€™t know the meaning of the sound, I would be to him who speaks a foreigner, and he who speaks would be a foreigner to me.
Jim Lincoln wrote: "One argument against the KJV is this archaic language. However, it really isn't hard to look up an old word in a good dictionary. So, the argument against the KJV because it is a little harder to understand is a bit weak. However, that raises the more important argument - why should we need an old dictionary to understand the Bible? In fact, that's one of the reasons the KJV translators themselves produced the KJV - they saw the need for scripture in their common use of language, not a centuries old dialect." The KJV's Archaic Language Pros and Cons Too bad, SteveR that all the verses aren't as clear as that.
Funny, that most children who grow up reading the KJV don't whine and complain about the "archaic language" that you continually drone on and on about.....hmm.
"One argument against the KJV is this archaic language. However, it really isn't hard to look up an old word in a good dictionary. So, the argument against the KJV because it is a little harder to understand is a bit weak. However, that raises the more important argument - why should we need an old dictionary to understand the Bible? In fact, that's one of the reasons the KJV translators themselves produced the KJV - they saw the need for scripture in their common use of language, not a centuries old dialect." The KJV's Archaic Language Pros and Cons
Too bad, SteveR that all the verses aren't as clear as that.
ladybug wrote: Women who dress provocatively do so for a reason...to entice. The lust of the eyes is excited by certain apparel, which is why pornography is such a huge problem. Rape isn't necessarily about power and control, it's about a depraved nature seeking to fulfill it's insatiable appetite for that which is forbidden. The fallen nature of mankind will go to great lengths to satisfy what it craves; women who choose to dress scantily are guilty of causing others to lust in their hearts, and some to actually act out on that lust. There is a reason why the Bible states women should dress modestly, sadly, our culture neglects this command. Forbidden, perverted, sick lust is the culprit that drives the rapist to do the unthinkable. The victim isn't always scantily clad, that is true. But, that isn't the topic here...the topic is how women choose to dress. This pop singer has more discernment than many who name the name of Christ. I've seen women in my former church who dressed in such a provocative way and nothing was said. Drawing attention to self is indeed quite sinful.
Very well said sister; thanks for your excellent comment.
Get Real wrote: Frank you bring up a valid point, and I will try to speak to that point ... why canâ€™t a man play on a womanâ€™s sports team? ever get into a histrionic slap fight with a male to female transsexual? if you are a woman you don't want to ... they slap so hard you get a concussion ...
Thanks for the reminder. I like your expression "histrionic slap" fight. Why someone would want to hit a nice easy going old fellow like myself would also be a mystery.