How Many Young Christians Must We Lose to Satan Before You Arm Yourself?

Satan the Devil stalks true Christians. (1 Pet. 5:8) His intention is not necessarily to slay them, as some serial killer slaughters their victims. Rather, Satan’s main purpose is to capture his victims alive and use the persons as he sees fit. American Muslim young adults who are converts to Islam also is about one-quarter (23%), a much smaller share of current Christians (6%) are converted. In other words, Christianity as a whole loses more people than it gains from religious switching. In the 21 years from 1996 to 2017, there were 4,128,632 baptisms for Jehovah’s Witnesses.

OTTC HOSEA 14:2: Is “bulls” (MT) or “fruit” (LXX; 14:3) the original reading of the Hebrew text?

The MT has the reading “bulls” (פָרִים; farim) in verse 2 of chapter 14. On the other hand, the LXX: Greek Septuagint reads “fruit”  (καρπὸν; fruit) in verse 2 of chapter 14. The Septuagint continues to be very much important today and is used by textual scholars to help uncover copyists’ errors that might have crept into the Hebrew manuscripts either intentionally or unintentionally. …
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NTTC LUKE 8:43: “who [spent all her living on physicians] and could not be healed by anyone”

The longer reading is also suggestive of the synoptic parallel in Mark 5:26, which means that it is very much likely that a scribe condensed the words of Mark. The expanded reading [“spent all her living on physicians”] is supported by א A C L W Θ Ξ Ψ f1, 33 Maj. While the longer reading is found in the Nestle-Alans text, it is …
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