Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you. [Deuteronomy 4:2] One of the best ways to determine if a version or translation of the Bible is accurate is to compare… Continue reading war of words: comparing Bible versions
Previously I discussed the two families of Bible manuscripts--the Textus Receptus (Received Text) and the Alexandrian text. These two families of manuscripts have huge disagreements with each other. The Textus Receptus, which has a vast majority of the manuscripts, was used to make the KJV. The Alexandrian text, which is only 1% of the manuscripts,… Continue reading war of words: saints & scribes
As I was growing up in a Christian home, I was told that it really didn't matter what version of the Bible I read. Although I was introduced first to the King James Version (KJV), also called the Authorized Version (AV), and stuck with it for several years, I eventually started reading all types of versions… Continue reading war of words: the Bible’s manuscripts
People who are critical of the Bible and who hate the God of the Bible often take aim at the account of creation found in Genesis. They claim that Genesis chapters 1 and 2 are two different stories that are contradictory in that they have two different sequences of the events. Therefore, they conclude that Genesis… Continue reading does Genesis give us 2 creation stories?
Although we Americans haven't paid much attention to this bit of news, there have been little snippets here about French President Nicolas Sarkozy being involved in a scandal where he accepted hundreds of thousands of euros from L'Oreal heiress, Liliane Bettencourt for his 2007 election campaign. The whole incident is believed to have been sparked by Liliane… Continue reading Notes on a French scandal
The Australian government is pressing forward as quickly as it can on its plan to force all Australian citizens with internet access to install government-approved anti-virus software on their computers. If they refuse, the government plans to order their internet service providers to terminate their access to the internet. According to News.com.au, “Australians would be… Continue reading Australian govt. & U.S. govt. in lockstep to control internet access
Critics of Christianity and the Bible used by evangelicals love to mention that the Bible doesn't include some of the sacred books that should be included. By this they mean that Bibles evangelicals use do not accept the apocryphal, or deuterocanonical books. They even point out that in the original edition of the King James Version,… Continue reading why the apocrypha is anathema
I was reading Acts 24 tonight and it gave a gripping account of how the apostle Paul defended himself before the Roman governor Felix in Caesarea. I admire Paul's eloquence and his ability to highlight the weaknesses of the false accusations spoken against him. Since Paul was bold in talking about his beliefs and pointed… Continue reading Paul’s powerful preaching