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The King James Version of the bible

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I do not care for the KJV. I find it hard to read, frequently difficult to understand and outdated. My reasons for this are because it uses a form of English that we have never known, and which has not been common for centuries. Granted, it’s prose can sometimes sound stately (Psalm 23, for instance), but I’ve found that I commonly have to read a passage more than once in the KJV to grasp it because the language is foreign to me.

There are some zealots who believe that the KJV is the only inspired translation of God’s word. These folks are King James Only (KJO) advocates. They eschew modern translations as inferior and lacking. Amongst the most hardcore of the KJO crowd is the belief that¬† modern translations are the work of Satan himself and an outward proof of your lack of faith and salvation. Yes, the hardcore KJO crowd believes that if you use another translation you are not saved, thereby making use of the King James bible a legalistic work required for salvation. They also state that where there are any disagreements between manuscripts and the KJV, you side with the KJV. This is horrendous scholarship, since a bible translation comes from manuscripts, not the other way around, but KJO people must resort to such absurd lengths in attempts to validate their beliefs. Read the rest of this entry »

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April 16, 2010 at 3:10 am

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Adultery

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“You shall not commit adultery.”¬† {Exodus 20:14}

Adultery is the sin committed when one married person engages in sexual relations with someone other than their spouse. It is one of the Ten Commandments so we therefore know it’s a big deal to God. And should you be one of those who places importance upon the sin based upon where it falls on the list of the Ten Commandments, this one is listed right after the sin of murder and right before the sin of theft. Read the rest of this entry »

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April 14, 2010 at 5:06 am

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Mark Kielar on the prosperity gospel and helping the poor

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April 12, 2010 at 2:40 pm

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