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See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary things of the world and not according to Christ.—Col. 2:8.
Satan the Devil is “the father of the lie,” who has deceived people since the beginning of human history. (John 8:44) In order to uphold the truth, we need to know the spirit of the truth, and it is important that we get the sense of Scriptures that we use in our lives and share with others in our ministry. We need to take into account their context and the intent of the author, what did he mean by the words that he used.
Christians should naturally enjoy spending time with other fellow Christians and others who care about our feeling and the welfare of us. They make every effort to walk in our shoes, that put themselves in our place, having the ability to recognize what we are thinking and feeling. They intuitively know what we need and offer help, even before we ask for anything.
God’s faith-building promises recorded at Isaiah 41:10: (1) God will be with His true followers, (2) He is our Almighty One True God, and (3) He will help His people. We need these guarantees because we face many difficult trials in our walk with God. We must also deal with pressures from world conditions. Some of us are even enduring persecution from powerful governments.
What has happened to our modern-day evangelical Bible scholars? Daniel B. Wallace wrote, "The new generation of evangelical scholars is far more comfortable with ambiguity and uncertainty than previous generations." This is pessimistic, not optimistic. It has a tone of excitement about telling the Christian readers that they cannot really have confidence in anything textual scholars do, i.e., cannot have confidence in the trustworthiness of their New Testament.
Jesus Christ advised his followers: “Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves.”—Matthew 7:15. The apostle Paul likewise warned Christians in Thessalonica: “Let no one deceive you in any way, for it will not come unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction.”—2 Thessalonians 2:3.
An improper desire (επιθυμια epithumia) can start in the corners of our mind. Dwelling upon or entertaining such desires normally intensifies the wrong desire, which, in turn, will influence the heart. Deep Bible study easily explained.
Colwell states: “the overwhelming majority of readings were created before the year 200.” Kilpatrick says, “almost all variants can be presumed to have been created by A.D. 200.” The Alands, say, “practically all the substantive variants in the text of the New Testament are from the second century ...” Is this true?
It is often argued by the Textus Receptus Onlyists and the King James Version Onlyists that there are thousands of differences between Codex Vatican and Codex Sinaiticus. John Miller on Social media makes a typical comment: "You think the TR is corrupt? What about the ~3500 differences between Vaticanus and Sinaiticus just in the gospels... Continue Reading →