Ah, but TS, your favorite translator was a died-in-the-wool Catholic
Drs. Ankerberg & Weldon wrote: As noted previously, many KJVO writers argue God had the KJV written so that through the translators, He could produce an inerrant English Bible.
But once one realizes how Erasmus, who was a Roman Catholic priest, put together his authoritative Greek text from which the Textus Receptus and the 1611 King James edition came, it is clear that Erasmus‚Äô text is not perfect.
In fact, if one uses the same logic as the KJVO proponents, and cites selected passages which seem to teach salvation by works, one could even argue that it is the KJV itself which distorts the doctrine of salvation. Remember that the KJV has been the favorite Bible of new religions and cults, like Mormonism, that promote salvation by works. Why? Because in many places the KJV verses are less clear than the reliable modern versions.
Frank wrote: Well I don't know how much of it was due to backbone and how much was due to being in the media spotlight which gets him over 1,000,000 per year income. But,then I don't pretend to be able to speak authoratively about why he spoke out and neither do you. I say it is because he needs the spotlight to remain famous and you believe something different. I will also say that the amount in our bank accounts in and of themselves is meaningless, but Christ warned of the dangers of being rich. Had you said you were glad he spoke out I would have left this alone, but giving him credit for having a backbone is too much.
What they are doing right now, Mike, appealing the decision. As the piece of material pointed out in the article, The Secular Case Against Gay Marriage was to strengthen traditional marriages not help queer couples to be helped by the state. I see the article is still there, and a good one to argue with your Unitarian and Church of Christ acquaintances, why there heads are screwed on crooked.
John Yurich USA wrote: Islam does not worship Jesus as God. The Catholic Church has always worshiped the biblical and historical Jesus as God. Therefore Islam is evil and Catholicism is not evil. Frank, It is false to state that Graham and his Father believe that salvation can come apart from trusting in Jesus alone for salvation. Graham and his father have always preached the biblical doctrine of salvation that salvation comes only through trusting in Jesus alone for salvation.
John Y., I have never disputed that Billy Graham anyway has preached from the pulpit, the Gospel if you had read the article,that I put up in my original message, off the pulpit, Billy Graham was really not a Christian. And his crusades having his helpers direct people back to the Roman Church-- was a satanic evil.
Franklin Graham, if he ever does bother to preach, has all the same issues, if you had read the first article that I put up and my original message, you will see he is way too political. As I pointed out in a fashion, God appoint his preachers, and fathers, their sons to that job, which should be a calling. God rarely agrees with the human fathers of the sons. Franklin Graham is a prime example.
John UK wrote: sc, there is such a thing as a KJV-Only cult, or mentality. Plenty of books have been written, there are pastors of churches who teach the KJV is a perfect translation. Some of them even believe the KJV is perfect in English while the original mss are faulty. These men believe the translation was "inspired by God". They will go to great lengths to "prove" that the word Easter in Acts 12:4 is correctly translated. Can I take it that you have read some of these men? And that it is from your reading such that you have arrived at this position? Now I personally love any who believe in the inerrancy of scripture, and I think it is highly needful in these apostate days. We need to be able to trust the Bible more than ever, as we approach the last chapter in history. But let us not do so with blinkers on. I commend to you the translators of the KJV. And I commend to you their own words, in the TTTR document, which every Bible student ought to read, as it explains their translation, and removes any false notion of perfection, besides the translational constraints of King James. Think about it.
Hebrews 10 23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful; 24 and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, 25 not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more, as you see the day drawing near. 26 For if we go on sinning willfully after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, 27 but a certain terrifying expectation of judgment, and THE FURY OF A FIRE WHICH WILL CONSUME THE ADVERSARIES.---NASB
The person mentioned in the message before this one, in at least one article, he had been associated with the Way International organization. Whose "Jesus" is a combination of the Mormon and Jehovah Witness one! See Jesus - According to ‚ÄúThe Way International‚ÄĚ
Mike of NY, I agree they should have come out against all the big sins, anyway, q.v.,
1 Corinthians 6 9 Or do you not know that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, 10 nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, shall inherit the kingdom of God.---NASB
These type won't inherit the Kingdom of God, nor they shouldn't get a degree from Erskine either. However, they should have pointed out this was a ban on any future students who had queer inclinations. When parents send their children to a "Christian" school they weren't expecting to go to a moral cesspool.
Interesting. When did I say that I didn't have sympathy with people who had organic problems such as schizophrenia?
I remember one of the most interesting professors I had --oh and I had more courses in therapeutic side of psychology, then the typical Psychiatrist has had or at least at the time I got my degree-- so I do know something about it. He pointed out that caring, personal attention was one of the best treatments for schizophrenia. I think he had something, I don't think a lot of the other professors did.
Yes, and I would have pointed out to Jessica--as an armchair psychotherapist-- it would have been much better to have kept quiet about her illness and to have acted as normal as possible. Also, there are drugs out their that control the symptoms of schizophrenia. Many have been helped by them to function normally in society. From what I see, anorexia nervosa may have some ties to schizophrenia, something that again a doctor or psychiatrist should be consulted on.
Reuters News wrote: Cross was known to law enforcement as a former senior member of the Ku Klux Klan who had repeatedly expressed hatred for Jewish people when he showed up in the Kansas City suburb of Overland Park on April 13 and went on a shooting spree.