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Wonderful Sermon! Over the years I have listened to hundreds of sermons, but I have never heard such preaching as in this sermon. As well the reading of it excellent and moving. A piercing message well done.
I was in great confusion years ago in regard to a Bible version. I spent all my time in Bibleworks comparing versions because they all seem to swerve at some point. At the time I was using mainly the NASB. I was into Piper when he went to the ESV in 2002 (?). I had such great hopes! I jumped in and got two leather bound units for my wife and myself.
We used it, and read though it twice in two years. During this time we were driven crazy by the ESV. It is so poorly done it is hard to believe.
I found myself spending even more time in Bibleworks looking and comparing. What a time burner! What a wake up call when a brother challenged me on it! God used this to shake me up bad. What is Piper thinking? What is going on? I still donâ€™t get it.
Well God brought us home to the KJV after much pain.
Shame on those Reformed pastors that poisoned our minds to the KJV early on in our faith (they promoted the use the ASV 1901). Away with all the confusion and subtle attacks on Godâ€™s word! God have mercy.
I wonder if the NIV is better than the ESV, it seems to hang together better. The NIV is fluff to be sure, but at least it does not pretend to be some great thing: has anyone read the preface of the ESV? It is pure pretense. How wicked!
Phil the Pharsee wrote: This man should be put away from All human contact. He not only Sinned, he did worse, he embarrased the rest of us with his failure. He should never be forgiven under any circumstances. No one who fails should Ever be forgiven. .
Does not one have to repent to be restored?
Does this look like repentance to you?
I know it does not look like repentance to the world because it is news.
It would do many hearts good if he would just cool his jets and take the back seat. His was a public fall, and the Name of our Lord was put through the mud in a big way; does that not upset you a little?