by the grace of Christ: There is a textual problem involving the phrase by the grace of Christ. In the Greek manuscripts we find four different readings:
Galatians 1:6 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 6 I am amazed that you are so quickly deserting him who called you by the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel;... Continue Reading →
Early History The name Saul is usually regarded as simply the passive participle of the verb "to ask," and so meaning "asked" (compare 1Sa 8:4 ff), but the gentilic adjective sha'uli (Nu 26:13) would point to its having also an intensive connotation, "the one asked importunately," or perhaps, "the one asking insistently," "the beggar." Genealogy Saul was... Continue Reading →
INTRODUCTION Chapter 12 is a continuation of chapters 10 and 11. Again, we have wisdom contrasting righteousness and wickedness, with the exception of verses 9 and 14. Once more, Solomon is giving the reader multiple real practical life choices where the person has a choice that he must make between right and wrong, good and... Continue Reading →
This simply solved textual issue caused many problems in the nineteenth century and really with the King James Version Onlyists, it still does today. The Bible scholars entered the fray because they thought the textual scholars were undermining their doctrinal position that God became man.
Even though there has been a serious decline in Christianity over the past 70 years, the Bible is still the bestselling book throughout the world. In fact, it seems that since 1960 there have been dozens of new translations over the years.
The 1700s and 1800s were the era of bloody revolutions. Its subtler Socialist version appeared in the 1900s – the post-war social revolution. The latter was to succeed immensely in demolishing the social fabric of the West from the 1960s onwards and ended up being an illiberal and intolerant force of change. The Frankfurt School:... Continue Reading →
An Age of Rebellion IN RECENT DECADES, Western culture has undergone dramatic changes. Radical new elites have broken down historical values in order to create a new world order with new sets of ethics. They have pushed for strong anti-traditionalist and globalist world views, and the current establishment now dominates the public through tight control... Continue Reading →
Sadly, 30 years ago, almost all Christians would have been stunned if they had heard that there were intentional and unintentional changes made in the process of copying the manuscripts of the New Testament over a 1,400 year period, some 400,000+ variants. What does this mean for our translations? Can they be trusted?
First Century AD Christianity found itself at odds with the culture, which dominated the Roman Empire at the time. Just as the Jewish Maccabees rejected the Greek culture two centuries before, so did the early Christians who would not pay homage to other gods or to the Roman Emperor. This brought about a clash of... Continue Reading →