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Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.

Jeremiah 29:11 – Is Some Christians Favorite Verse Really For Them?

September 7th, 2016 Viewed 1174 times

One of the keys of understanding the Bible is understanding the context; however, many people who approach the Bible mess this up.  Whether you’re the fundamentalist that takes a verse on its own in order to generalize a law that puts you in a position of power, or the Atheist that’s taking a passage directed at Israel during the time of its Theocracy in order to say that Christians today need to not wear clothing of two different kinds of fabric, context is everything.

Who Is Esaias Anyway?

March 22nd, 2011 Viewed 3689 times, 3 so far today
(KJV) 1631 Holy Bible, Robert Barker/John Bill...

(KJV) 1631 Holy Bible, Robert Barker/John Bill, London. King James Version (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

For a moment, let’s accept the KJV Only argument that the King James is the best translation from a manuscript standpoint as well as from tradition.  My question, that has yet to be answered, is “Why has it not been updated since the 1800?”

To give a reference, here’s something that always baffled me as a kid.  Who is Esaias?

Matthew 3:3 – For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.

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