Last Sunday my pastor started preaching through Ephesians. He started by handing out a paper on which he had re-arranged and re-worded Ephesians 1:1-14. He justified this by saying that he had as much authority as the men who put the bible together and that they had done it wrong in many places. I contend first that these men were under the i inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and secondly because of the time in which they lived they were all "fluent in greek and spent much more time studying then most do today. 1. Is there any reason for a Christian to re-arrange and reword (not just minor changes) passages? 2. Do we posses the authority that these men did? Ps: for those of you who have seen my past post and are wondering why I don't just change churches, i'm working on it, I have some obligations that I need to pass along before I find a new church home.