Emily Anne Epstein wrote: âSociety is generally removed from the processes in which bread and hundreds of other products reach our baskets,â Ross said. "We must protect, nurture, and celebrate the salt of the earth.â
excerpts from, "Faith, Family, and the American Farmer"
One other interesting fact, why many on this board what wants to support the farmer, because they almost always vote Republican. "rain or shine"
https://tinyurl.com/tcbtohs ([KJV] A Good Translation, But Nothing More) from which an excerpt,
Jeff Smelser wrote: The King James Version, or "Authorized Version," of the Bible, first published in 1611 under the authority of England's King James (hence the designation, "Authorized"), was in that day a very good translation, and is yet today a useful translation. However, it has never been due the reverence which many people have toward it. In fact, no translation is due the reverence which many have toward the King James Version.... .... One should not adhere to any translation to the exclusion of all others, and this is certainly true of the King James Version and the New King James Bible. One who uses either of these should also have a copy of one of the newer translations which are not based upon the Received Text. Especially recommended are the American Standard Version and the New American Standard Bible.
An excellent article from a series of excellent articles all found at,
Apparently the Ukraine is suffering from the same problems without the Baptist Key points:
ABC.net.au wrote: A senior United States national security official told an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump that the military aid withheld from Ukraine was necessary for the country to appear strong while negotiating a peace deal with Russia.
âą Defence official Laura Cooper told the impeachment inquiry into US President Donald Trump that the aid to Ukraine was necessary âą She said Ukraine could not afford to appear "weak" while trying to negotiate a peace agreement with Russia âą Donald Trump and his supporters have suggested the funds were blocked as Ukraine battled to fight corruption....
excerpts from, "Donald Trump impeachment hearing hears Ukraine aid was necessary not to appear 'weak' in face of Russia"
Alan Dershowitz seems to have an attachment for the KGB--one he should get over, since Trump seems to be an admirer of Vladimir Putin, a former KGB operative
Betsy Swan wrote: Alan Dershowitzâa liberal Harvard law professor and ardent backer of Hillary Clintonâhas emerged as one of the Russia probeâs most vocal critics.
Heâs likened the investigation to a KGB hunt, and special counsel Bob Mueller to a notoriously obsessed sailor. Itâs made him a Fox News fixture, and that has left some of his counterparts in the legal world baffled and skeptical. But those close to Dershowitz say his vociferous criticism of Muellerâs investigation is the opposite of surprisingâand that Mueller and Dershowitz have a history....
excerpts from, "How Alan Dershowitz Went From Hillary Donor to Trumpâs Attack Dog on Russia"
Barnes Bible Commentary wrote: Intending after Easter. There never was a more absurd or unhappy translation than this. The original is simply after the Passover, ÎŒÎ”ÏÎ±ÏÎżÏÎ±ÏÏÎ±. The word Easter now denotes the festival observed by many Christian churches in honour of the resurrection of the Saviour. But the original has no reference to that; nor is there the slightest evidence that any such festival was observed at the time when this book was written. The translation is not only unhappy, as it does not convey at all the meaning of the original, but because it may contribute to foster an opinion that such a festival was observed in the times of the apostles. The word Easter is of Saxon origin, and is supposed to be derived from Eostre, the goddess of love, or the Venus of the North, in honour of whom a festival was celebrated by our pagan ancestors in the month of April. (Webster.) ....
excerpt from, "Acts 12:4" Lurker, I rather be right than on the right!
Timothy, thanks for the well wishes.
the above is not from Doug Kutilek, at all but the famous Bible commentator of the 19th century, Albert Barnes. đ
A complimentary article to go along with the Estep article. It is not overly long and is easy to read âđ
Doug Kutilek wrote: ..... Few Anabaptists are widely known today â perhaps only Menno Simons, and maybe Balthasar Hubmaier. But the list of devout, faithful, fervent men who labored diligently, blazed brightly, and suffered mightily for their sincere adherence to the Bible alone is lengthy. Time prevents us from speaking in detail of Conrad Grebel, George Blaurock, Felix Manz, Michael Sattler, Hans Hut, Jacob Hutter, Pilgram Marpeck, Wilhelm Reublin, Peter Riedemann, Hans Denck and others, many now known only to God, who lived, labored, and all too often died for their fervent commitment to the Bible as their solitary guide.
The Anabaptists established precedent for most distinctive present-day Baptist principles, including the Bible alone as the source of theological truth, believerâs baptism (though pouring, along with immersion, was commonly practiced by them), separation of church and state,... ....
excerpt from, "Anabaptists: the Real Heroes of the Reformation"
Doug Kutilek wrote: ...let me say first, I do not think obscuring the Deity of Christ (as the KJV does at Titus 2:13 and 2 Peter 1:1) and virtual blasphemy against the Holy Spirit by repeatedly referring to Him as "it" are small matters. But beyond this, I affirm that anything--ANYTHING--which unnecessarily puts an obstacle between the present-day Bible reader and a better understanding of the Word of God is wrong and evil. To enslave English readers to a single translation which is often archaic and obscure, occasionally wholly unintelligible and sometimes plainly inaccurate when other versions that remedy these defects are easily accessible is a monument to mere human tradition and is, as it were, to spit in the face of the very purpose of Bible translation,...
excerpt from, https://tinyurl.com/yz2v3fgx (Restating The Obvious About Bible Translations)
https://tinyurl.com/yz2v3fgx (Resolution On Moral Character Of Public Officials) excerpt from which,
SBC wrote: .... WHEREAS, Some journalists report that many Americans are willing to excuse or overlook immoral or illegal conduct by unrepentant public officials so long as economic prosperity prevails; and
WHEREAS, Tolerance of serious wrong by leaders sears the conscience of the culture, spawns unrestrained immorality and lawlessness in the society, and surely results in Godâs judgment (1 Kings 16:30; Isaiah 5:18-25); and... .... Be it finally RESOLVED, That we urge all Americans to embrace and act on the conviction that character does count in public office, and to elect those officials and candidates who, although imperfect, demonstrate consistent honesty, moral purity and the highest character....
Wow, Republicans who live in glass houses â I would further add I'm not a Democrat but an Independent
https://www.jpost.com/printarticle.aspx?id=607484 (U.S. admits Syrian Christians endangered by Turkish invasion of Syria) from which an excerpt,
Seth J. Frantzman wrote: .... On October 6, the US decided to withdraw from this area, enabling Turkey to launch an invasion. But Turkey, a NATO ally, didnât send its own troops. Instead, Turkey recruited thousands of former Syrian rebels who it formed into the Syrian National Army. Many of these were religious extremists who immediately began murdering civilians when they entered Syria on October 10. For instance, Ahrar al-Sharqiyya, one of the Turkish-backed groups, murdered a Syrian female politician named Hevrin Khalaf, pulling her from her car by her hair and shooting her.... ....
Turkey says it has a right to take over northeast Syria and create a âsafe zoneâ where it will put three million Syrian Arab refugees. It claims it is fighting Kurdistan Worker Party (PKK) âterrorists,â but it has mostly targeted the US-backed SDF, which had never attacked Turkey. Medical workers have been targeted, and 200,000 people have fled the fighting....
...and the killing continues and Syria.
Timothy and Mike, do you mean that white terrorists who say they are White aren't really?
John Ankerberg Show wrote: Wallace: Iâd say volumes to them. I think what has happened in American Christianity at the end of the twentieth century is that weâve replaced the pursuit of truth with the pursuit of certainty. The cults are extremely certain about what they believe, but they donât have truth. And thatâs a deceptive thing. In fact, thatâs post-enlightenment and itâs not really very biblical Christianity to view that. Iâd also say that before the age of printing, one person sits in a pew; another sits in a pew. They donât have the same manuscripts in front of them, so they donât have certainty. Only Protestants have had to wrestle with this problem.
excerpt from, "The King James Controversy Revisited â Program 2"
Interesting that some people have connected the fetish of King James Version Onlyism. What Dan Wallace commented on what was before Trump has even on the scene politically. So it makes it even a more interesting comment. You probably can see the links for the various KJVO programs that Ankerberg had at the bottom the above article for example.
George Will has/had some interesting thoughts on immigration reform 5 years ago â đ
George Will wrote: .... Many Republicans say immigration runs counter to U.S. social policies aiming to reduce the number of people with low levels of skill and education, and must further depress the wages of Americans who, at the bottom of the economic ladder, are already paying the price for todayâs economic anemia. This is true. But so is this: The Congressional Budget Office says an initial slight reduction of low wages (0.1 percent in a decade) will be followed by increased economic growth partly attributable to immigrants. Immigration is the entrepreneurial act of taking the risk of uprooting oneself and plunging into uncertainty. Small wonder, then, that immigrants are about 20 percent of owners of small businesses, and that more than 40 percent of Fortune 500 companies were founded by immigrants or their children....
excerpt from, "Why immigration reform matters"
The evangelicals most who aren't Trumpians made some points.
https://tinyurl.com/6o39vuj (something of a review of the NKJV) from which,
Michael Marlowe wrote: .... ...we will say that the New King James Version is comparable to the NASB in literal accuracy, and sometimes exceeds it. It is equally valuable for detailed study of the Bible. Its English style is superior to the NASB. Its main fault is the use of the Textus Receptus instead of a critically edited text, based upon ancient manuscripts; but the marginal notes will compensate for this, if the student makes a habit of consulting the margin. So we can recommend this version for students who do not ignore the margin....
Nicola Menzie wrote: Despite the number of translations available and the Bible being the world's most printed and widely distributed book, surveys have consistently showed... ...LifeWay Research reported in September 2012Â that 80 percent of churchgoers do not read the Bible daily, the American Bible Society and Barna Research found in their "State of the Bible 2013" studyÂ that 57 percent of Americans read Scripture less than five times throughout the year.
By the way, gentlemen: https://tinyurl.com/yhyfyu3z (The Conflict Over Different Bible Versions | Part 1) excerpts from,
John Ankerberg and John Weldon wrote: ...people do not realize that a number of minor revisions of the KJV have been made over the years. These revisions incorporated corrections of printing and translation errors included in 1612, 1613, 1616, 1629, 1638 and six different editions in the 1650s. In fact, there were two slightly different 1611 editions. These different versions prove the KJV (from 1611 on) contained a few translation and other errors and, therefore, cannot be considered an inerrant translation.
....Here are some examples of errors that still remain in the KJV and havenât been corrected:
âMy sore ran in the nightâ (Ps. 77:2) should be âmy hand was stretched outââŠ.
âobserved himâ (Mark 6:20) should be âpreserved himââŠ.
âPineth awayâ (Mark 9:18) should be âbecomes rigidââŠ.
âTouch me notâ (John 20:17) should be âDo not keep on holding meââŠ.
âAbstain from all appearance of evilâ (1 Thess. 5:22) should be âevery form of evilââŠ.
âFor in many things we offend allâ (James 3:2) should be âin many things we all offendââŠ.
I was suppose that he would have a first name, Mike. Now this letter definitely was written by a law firm â
Paul LeBanc wrote: .... I am writing out of deep concern that your client, the President of the United States, is engaging in rhetoric and activity that places my client, the Intelligence Community Whistleblower, and their family in physical danger,...
excerpt from, "Lawyer for Ukraine whistleblower sends White House cease and desist letter to stop Trump's attacks"
https://www.jpost.com/printarticle.aspx?id=607271Â (1,000-year-old Hebrew Bible revealed in Washington, D.C.) from which,
Omru Nahmias wrote: Washington â A 1,000-year-old Hebrew Bible, which experts estimate was written in the 10th century in Tiberias, has been unveiled to the public at the Washington, DC-basedÂ https://www.jpost.com/printarticle.aspx?id=514538Â Museum of the Bible. Â Called the âWashington Pentateuch," this is one of the oldest, intact Hebrew Bible manuscripts of our time.Â It contains the entire five books of theÂ TorahÂ and was held in a private collection for the last 40 years until it was acquired by the museum two years ago.
Ah, the link in the article gives a Jewish perspective on The Museum of the Bible quite interesting--as is the above article.
https://tinyurl.com/ydn6qvzw. (The King James Controversy Revisited â Program 2) from which,
John Ankerberg Show wrote: .... Farstad:Â God has used many Bibles. He used the Septuagint as a key to bringing the Old Testament faith to the Gentiles and a bridge to the New Testament. And for years the Greeks had the whole Bible in Greek. God used the Vulgate for a thousand yearsâŠ
Ankerberg:Â Which is the Latin version.
Farstad:Â The Latin version. In fact, I read it for my devotions every other week because I happen to like Latin. It doesnât give me any extra points, but itâs a good Bible. And God used the Luther Bible for the German speaking world. And the Geneva, the people who founded America did not use the King James, they used the Geneva. They thought the King James was too âhigh church.â It said, âChurchâ instead of âcongregationâ and âbishopâ instead of âoverseers.â The Pilgrims and Puritans of Plymouth Colony didnât use the King James. The foundation of our country was on the Geneva Bible....
Now, these guys have a lot more liking for the KJV than I do, except for Dan Wallace but they even had a KJVO type one of those he make a fetish out of the KJVâđ
https://tinyurl.com/y8yvghpt (The Scandal of the Catholic Priesthood) from which,
John MacArthur wrote: .... ...you get absolution from sexual sin by confession to a fellow priest. Absolution for any priest who marries you only get one way; from the pope. From the pope. Youâve got to go all the way to the pope to get absolution and then it comes with severe penalty. Why? Because they care more about the priest who marries and the impact that will have on the power of the system than they do about a priest who commits sexual sin. Marriage is far worse to them than sexual sin, because it threatens the churchâs power and property. And yet isnât it bizarre that the Roman Catholic Church holds that marriage is a sacrament, the sacrament of matrimony. And yet itâs a sacrament of matrimony that the most holy âpeopleâ â priests and nuns â are denied. By the way, the Council of Trent pronounced anathema against all who teach that the marriage state is preferable to celibacy. So they damned anybody who thinks that marriage is preferable....