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2 Corinthians 6:11 (NIV) We have spoken freely to you, Corinthians, and opened wide our hearts to you. (KJV) O ye Corinthians, our mouth is open unto you, our heart is enlarged. 12 (NIV) We are not withholding our affection from you, but you are withholding yours from us. (KJV) Ye are not straitened in us, but ye are straitened in your own bowels. 13(NIV) As a fair exchange--I speak as to my children--open wide your hearts also. (KJV) Now for a recompence in the same, (I speak as unto my children,) be ye also enlarged.
Bill Combs wrote: ...this is not to say that the TR is a theologically bad text. The differences between it and modern editions do not affect doctrine in any way, but there are differences, and we naturally want our English translations to be based on a Greek text that is as close to the original writings as possible. For instance, in 1 John 3:1 the KJV reads, â€śBehold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God.â€ť But the ESV reads, â€śSee what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are.â€ť The ESV (and NASB, NIV, HCSB) add the phrase â€śand so we are,â€ť reflecting the fact that we now possess very old manuscripts which add those words at this point in the text. The best evidence suggests that John actually wrote these words, but they apparently accidentally dropped out of the manuscript tradition. Although these words donâ€™t ultimately change the message of 1 John, nevertheless, the user of a modern version like the ESV is in possession of a Bible that more accurately reflects what the authors of Scripture actually wrote.
Bill Combs wrote: I suppose I should qualify that answer. A church should not switch from (abandon) the KJV to another version of the Bible if it would truly be harmful to the well-being of the church. But it is difficult to imagine there are many instances where this would be the result. Also, obviously, I donâ€™t mean to imply that any church should be compelled by some external authority to make such a change. But I am saying, in general, churches that use the KJV would be better off if they made a purposeful change to a modern version. It would be helpful to both the pastor and members of the church to make the switch.
I believe there are two main reasons why moving to a modern version is beneficial. The first is the nature of the NT Greek text from which the KJV was translated in 1611. The Greek text behind the KJV is inferior to the editions of the the Greek text available to modern Bible.... translators.
It took a year to do something about this but they finally are doing something in Minneapolis on the Justine Damond shooting.
ABC News Au wrote: A Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed unarmed Australian woman Justine Damond last July has turned himself in on charges of third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. Key points:
â€˘ Third-degree murder carries a maximum 25 years in prison â€˘ Justine Damond's family releases statement saying they hope for conviction â€˘ Mohamed Noor has not spoken publicly about the case
The RSV was a fine Bible, but one should give president Trump the update for it.
Christopher Pope wrote: English Standard Version
The ESV has the same general strengths as its cousin, the NASB: it is a conservative, literal translation from the oldest manuscripts, presented in contemporary English. The ESV handles difficult textual decisions slightly better than the NASB, and the real paragraph format may also make it more attractive to some people. It is, however, somewhat less literal than the NASB, and occasionally is too interpretive. The editors have done an excellent job of retaining the best of the RSV while ridding it of its liberal biases. [ ] The ESV is theologically the strongest version out there. It would be nice, however, to see pronouns referring to God capitalized.
Casey Newton wrote: Facebook said late Friday that it had suspended Strategic Communication Laboratories (SCL), along with its political data analytics firm, Cambridge Analytica, for violating its policies around data collection and retention. The companies, which ran data operations for Donald Trumpâ€™s 2016 presidential election campaign, are widely credited with helping Trump more effectively target voters on Facebook than his rival, Hillary Clinton. While the exact nature of their role remains somewhat mysterious, Facebookâ€™s disclosure suggests that the company improperly obtained user data that could have given it an unfair advantage in reaching voters.
Yes John to examine your point even further, it doesn't really matter what version of the Bible is!
William Bell Riley wrote: Is the King James version absolutely inerrant? On this point we are inclined to think that, even unto comparatively recent years, such a theory has been entertained. The result, of course, is to make a sort of fetish of the book. That is why, in many a family, it is kept on the center-table and seldom used. They do not want to soil its sacrednessâ€¦.
, which he said in the late 19th or early 20th century!
Bill Combs wrote: ...We constantly emphasize the primacy of the Scriptures and how we want people to read and understand the Bible. And truly nothing is more important for a believer than to hear and obey Godâ€™s Word. That being the case, there is nothing, absolutely nothing, that will be of more benefit in aiding a personâ€™s understanding of Scripture than a modern version of Bible.
Elizabeth Dwoskin and Tony Romm wrote: ...In 2011, Carol Davidsen, director of data integration and media analytics for Obama for America, built a database of every American voter using the same Facebook developer tool used by Cambridge, known as the social graph API. Any time people used Facebookâ€™s log-in button to sign on to the campaignâ€™s website, the Obama data scientists were able to access their profile as well as their friendsâ€™ information. That allowed them to chart the closeness of peopleâ€™s relationships and make estimates about which people would be most likely to influence other people in their network to vote....
Well, NeedHim, I got on the Mormon Do Not Call list. They didn't like my idea that only Jews, and there can be debate that Luke was a Jew or part Jew, could only have reading a book in the Bible. No matter what you think of Luke's background, I also would make a point that there was nothing added to the Bible after the Book of Revelation.
However, the last time they called me I pointed out that Indians do not have any Jewish DNA in them. This pointed out the Book of Mormon was wrong. But, like many cultists they will even refuse the facts when it is presented to them.
I would also add Jehovah Witnesses don't like the idea of scripture alone as the only Authority, and you ignore it in favor of any leadership ideas. So I haven't seen any Jehovah Witnesses for a long time either. I would say I tried to keep a cheat sheet around 2 make points but I never could keep track of it and I certainly need something since I don't have that great of rote memory.
Tim, you should have read the article from Ebony
A lot of the abortion problem would be stopped if there was Universal Health Care You're only really anti-abortion if you are pro Universal Health Care!
There was an interesting article on the side bar about King Solomon's mines.
Michelle Z. Donahue wrote: â€śUntil recently we had almost nothing from this period in this area,â€ť he says. â€śBut now we not only know that this was a source of copper, but also that itâ€™s from the days of King David and his son Solomon.â€ť
"Crying wolf," seems to be a habit of these people. I can't see where anybody is going to believe them until they can get some government agency to charge PP of some illegal actionâť—
NPR wrote: In a statement, Daleiden called the charges "bogus" and reiterated claims that Planned Parenthood has violated the law by selling fetal tissue â€” an allegation that has been investigated by more than a dozen states none of which found evidence supporting Daleiden's claim.
Planned Parenthood, meanwhile, says it has "has done nothing wrong, and the only people who broke the law are those behind the fraudulent tapes."
Renee Bracey Sherman wrote: Anti-abortion advocates donâ€™t care about Black people. They never have. And frankly, I donâ€™t believe they ever will.
...Weâ€™ve been useful to them as pawns in this political chess game with the sole goal of ending abortion in the United States. They pick us up each and every time they need to score points in the media to somehow prove they arenâ€™t racist because they care about â€śBlack lifeâ€ť, yet do nothing to improve the economic or health care outcomes of our community....
... They choose to spend millions of dollars attacking Planned Parenthood, an abortion provider who also provides 1 in 5 women with basic healthcare throughout in the United States, and more all around the globe. A healthcare provider who has stood by the low-income, uninsured, and underinsured for almost 100 years....
Yes, Black women are five times more likely to have an abortion than White women, and the reason for that is simple: we lack access to contraception, sexual health education, and health insurance, thus creating higher rates of unintended pregnancy....
Morial Ministries wrote: There is nothing wrong with reading the King James Bible, but there was something wrong with King James. The problem is not the King James Version, it is a valid translation. Nor is the problem with the Masoretic & Textus Receptus Only position (irrespective of whether or not we fully agree with that view -good and responsible people maintain this conviction and it deserves just consideration). The problem is with 'KJV ONLY' and the agendas of those who are obsessed by KJV ONLY. These are more concerned with the bible version one reads more than what the bible, (even more than what the KJV version itself says), and more than what the original autographs say. The KJV ONLY cause is a Mormon cause, is an Ecumenical cause.... It is a cause than the Ruckmanites, Howard, Buester, Riplinger, Dillen, and Aho.
Renee Bracey Sherman wrote: ...They choose to spend millions of dollars attacking Planned Parenthood, an abortion provider who also provides 1 in 5 women with basic healthcare throughout in the United States, and more all around the globe. A healthcare provider who has stood by the low-income, uninsured, and underinsured for almost 100 years....
For over a decade, anti-abortion advocates have been targeting Planned Parenthood through sting operations, most recently releasing highly edited videos of Planned Parenthood staffers discussing the donation of and reimbursement costs associated with fetal tissue based on patient request. In reality, fetal tissue, stemming from abortion and birth, is used for research purposes to create the very life saving cancer drugs and treatments for Alzheimerâ€™s that our families depend on. If anti-abortion advocates truly cared about the Black community, they would know that weâ€™re twice as likely to develop late-onset Alzheimerâ€™s and they would support our efforts in finding a cure.
WND is always suspicious source for news, one can usually ignore it except when there is backup from a more reliable source
James S. Robbins wrote: ...However, evidence is emerging that special counsel and former FBI director Robert Muellerâ€™s investigation of alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election, as well as the Hillary Clinton email investigations, have been fatally compromised by naked politics.
The central figure in both probes is FBI agent Peter Strzok. Strzok helped conduct the sweetheart interviews of Clinton, Cheryl Mills and Huma Abedin in the email investigation, in which the latter two blatantly lied about their knowledge of the bootleg server. They were not charged. Strzok also changed then-FBI Director James Comeyâ€™s draft language on Clintonâ€™s use of her illicit server from â€śgrossly negligentâ€ť to â€śextremely careless,â€ť which is the difference between criminal behavior and an unconscious error....
Sacramento Bee wrote: Crisis pregnancy centers have been known to spread false medical information and use scare tactics to dissuade their clients from seeking abortions. In light of this history, the California statute is clearly constitutional.
The law does nothing other than require this information be posted on a wall for patients to see. No one is required to say anything. Nor is there any requirement for providing contraception information or abortion referrals. The law is just to make sure that women know the services that the State of California makes available and whether the facility is unlicensed.
John UK wrote: Edward, I do not see your point, sorry. The true word of God NT was written in Greek. A man who is fluent in Greek, English and French, translates the Greek NT into English and French. So we have the Greek NT, the English NT, and the French NT. Are they not all the same true word of God, just in different languages?
John MacArthur wrote: .... There is a call to Christian to get involved in calling our nation to a higher level of morality, in engaging ourselves with all of our energy and all of our resources, all of our time and money in an effort politically, through the media, through pressure groups to change the moral character of our country. Many Christians are engaging themselves in this effort....
Well let me make a very clear point at the outset here. Morality and religion will not invite or secure the blessing of God. They never have and they never will. A more moral America, a more moral and religious America does not advance in divine favor one inch. A more moral and a more religious America will not escape divine judgment any more than Pharisaic Judaism in Jesus' time escaped the devastating judgment of God in 70 A.D. when hundreds of thousands of Jews were slaughtered by godless Romans. And Jesus warned about that on several occasions.
There's only one thing God blesses, just one and that is He blesses saving faith in and love for His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ....