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  1. Edward63

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    It is a pleasure to be here, after lurking in the shadows for a bit. :laugh: I'm a Baptist who adheres to the usual 8 distinctive points of being a Baptist, and I heartily embrace and agree to the fundamentals of the Deity of Jesus Christ, redemption by the blood of Christ, an inerrant and perfect word of God as given, etc. I therefore consider myself fundamental and rather independent. I have one strong distinctive that I think is Baptist, but sad to say I see little of it, even from some Baptists, I am a biblist, not a literalist, but a biblist:

    The New Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 1993 -
    "biblist
    ... n. a person who makes the Bible the sole rule of faith; a biblical student" Vol. 1, page 223

    In an English translation, I hold to the American Standard Version of 1901 as the closest to God's inerrant word. This is my choice and what I appeal to as God's word to me. I will check older versions in study such as the YLT, Weymouth, Williams, literal renderings from the Greek-English Interlinear works, etc. I will consult with known and recognized Greek scholars on word meanings and grammar. But, I hold to the one translation, the ASV, as my 'go to' standard. To embrace several versions is to open up for 'cherry picking' to support a doctrine. For a true believer, the object of Bible study is truth, not supporting preconceived notions or piling up empty debate points by sarcasm and mockery.

    I totally reject any translation from the RSV of 1946 thru later translations, be they miracle and supernatural rejecting mainline versions or the culturally reactionary evangelical versions. I rest on the ASV, with the KJV as background of course since most language helps are keyed to the KJV.

    I am a Particular Baptist as defined by The New Shorter Oxford English Dictionary -
    "Particular Baptist Chr. Ch. a member of a Baptist denomination holding the doctrine of the election and redemption of some but not all people" Vol. 2, page 2110

    (My biblist approach finds the best human expression in the 1646 First London Confession of Baptists. It is particularistic.)

    Because of my belief system, I am not Reformed, Calvinist, or even Dispensational (though I do hold to biblically defined periods for reasons of interpretation). To show me truth, give me book/chapter/verse with standard and true word definition and context; I care little for opinions. It is a privilege I honor to have this opportunity to participate in some discussions here and I know I will learn as well as contribute.
     
  2. ktn4eg

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    Welcome aboard!! :wavey:
     
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    Welcome....:thumbs:
     
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    Welcome Edward. I also prefer the ASV, but still am fond of my KJV. I also like to cook. I imagine you get to try your hand with lots of seafood down there don't you?
     
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  5. Edward63

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    Thanks for the welcome... have a great day!
     
  6. Edward63

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    I appreciate the nice welcome notes, thanks!
     
  7. Edward63

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    I also honor and respect the KJV. I did not realize the KJV had so many alternate translator notes until I recently bought a new Cambridge Edition which has those notes in the margin. I may be carrying the KJV on Sunday, ASV for Bible study Wednesday night. The church uses the KJV.

    I just bought a new, larger George Foreman grill and I plan on grilling shrimp as one of my next attempts at seafood on it. I do love seafood platters in the nice restaurants here. :smilewinkgrin:
     
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    I've gone through a couple GF grills over the years and have probably the biggest best one they make now but hardly ever use it anymore (in fact wife moved it to a shelf in the basement just the other day), I've gotten used to using a stovetop Panini grill instead.
     
  9. Tom Butler

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    Glad to have you aboard. There are some pretty sharp Bible students here, so you'll need to be on your toes.
     
  10. Edward63

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    That will be good, Tom. We do our best study when someone points out a statement out of God's word that challenges us, makes us refine and re-evaluate our belief system. I do weary of hearing opinions or ideas 'read into' God's word instead of it being explicitly stated, but a "thus saith the Lord" is food for the soul!
     
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    Howdy :wavey:
     
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    Welcome, 8 point Edward!!
     
  13. Edward63

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    Thanks for the welcome!
     
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    Welcome to BB land....
     
  15. Edward63

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    Thank you, Convicted1! Convicted by the Holy Spirit, not a court of law I suppose. LOL
     

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