Archive for March 20th, 2017

Live Above Sin

1Jo 3. 8

“He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.”

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“He did not come to regulate sin but to destroy it.”

– Samuel Chadwick, from his HUMANITY and GOD

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Some proponents of newer translations don’t want to admit what The Washington Post makes very clear – $ is one of the reasons for modern translations & study Bibles. “…The love of money is the root of all evil…” (1Ti 6.10) seems true even with bibles.  “…Commercial success of many study Bibles…..sales projections…..blockbuster sales…..sold more than 9 million copies…..sell remarkably well…..list price of $49.99…..new Bible is designed to compete with the…..sell more than 1 million copies…..robust market…..best-selling study Bibles…..Bible is still big business…big sales.” – www.washingtonpost.com   

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Heather Colwell Bryan’s the name.

If that seems odd, Dad and Mom are to blame.

Heather is some kind of wild flower, I guess,

To be a botanist, you see, I don’t profess,

But that’s what they call me just the same.

Colwell I know a bit more about;

Pop’s Mom was one, that much I’ve found out.

Good people. Those Colwells,

Though some I’ve not met,

The girls changed their name (Uncle John hasn’t yet.)

Believe I’ll keep mine for all of life’s route.

My last name’s just like William Jennings Bryan.

(All three would be, if I’d been a boy – no lyin’.)

So there you have it, my names complete,

Until at the altar (D.V.) my husband I meet.

And that’s too far away now for sighin’ and cryin’.

Tweet, tweet.

– eab, 3/20/75

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God made us with an ability to worship

or we could n-e-v-e-r worship. He created an urging to worship Him, an “…infinite abyss [which] can be filled only with an infinite and immutable object; in other words by God himself” – Pascal. Many, sadly, try to thwart God’s plan and worship themselves (poor choice) and/or beings much, much less than the Heavenly Father.

– eab, 2/19/17

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The NIV revisers claim a, “Concern for clear and natural English…contemporary but not dated.”

Here’s a partial list of NIV’s “clear and contemporary” words and then AV’s “dated” archaic words.

Gen 6.4   “The Nephilim were on the earth…”   “There were giants in the earth…”

1Ch 29.19 “…build the palatial structure…” “…build the palace…”

Ezr 8.36   “…to the royal –satraps…”   “…unto the king’s lieutenants…”

Psa 122.7 “…citadels…” “…palaces…”

Some other “common” words found in the NIV are; clerestory, dirge, festal, festooned, filigree, etc.

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Ante-Nicene Quote

“They that are carnal cannot do those things which are spiritual,

nor they that are spiritual the things which are carnal.”

– Ignatius

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