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I'm currently reading Mildred Larson's Meaning-Based Translation. It's considered to be a classic in the field of Bible translation, and I have found some helpful material in it. Beyond that, it has helped to to finalize a distinction in my mind of two methods to translate the Bible.
1. The traditional method is to exegete the original language text, then reproduce it in the target language with appropriate target language grammar.
2. The other method is to use a linguistic approach. This...
"What advantage then hath the Jew? or what profit is there of
Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed
the oracles of God."
"For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the
same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.
For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."
We often tend to shy away from what appear to us as Bible contradictions. Though we assume that there is a...
Care to explain?
1Now there was a man at Caesarea named Cornelius, a centurion of what was called the Italian cohort, 2a devout man and one who feared God with all his household, and gave many alms to the Jewish people and prayed to God continually. 3About the ninth hour of the day he clearly saw in a vision an angel of God who had just come in and said to him, “Cornelius!” 4And fixing his gaze on him and being much alarmed, he said, “What is it, Lord?” And he said to...
The other day someone on a thread made the statement that we are all goats,
but some get "changed into Sheep".
In Ezkiel 34 we see a description of the Great Shepherd,, seeking and saving His sheep.
It does not mention goats being changed into sheep at all .
Scripture does mention the sheep and goat judgment, but I see no support for a goat turning into a sheep. Does anyone support this idea, and if so do you want to offer a scripture that shows this?
It seems clear the sheep of Ezk. 34...
Rom. 7:14 ¶ For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin.
15 For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I.
16 If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that it is good.
17 Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.
18 For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with
me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.
A man-made doctrine of faith/worship is any doctrine or point that's not derived from Scripture. And that includes those made by mens' twisting of Scripture to try to make it fit their invention. As "In The Light" posted in the now-closed thread, this includes almost every "ism" in faith/worship.
Personally, I don't believe ANY such doctrine, and won't hesitate to call it false and rag on it.
Matthew 15:8-9 8
"‘THIS PEOPLE HONORS ME WITH THEIR LIPS,
BUT THEIR HEART IS FAR AWAY FROM ME.
9‘BUT IN VAIN DO THEY WORSHIP ME,
TEACHING AS DOCTRINES THE PRECEPTS OF MEN.’”
What is man-made doctrine? There is no text-book definition but if I were to offer one it would be from a former professor of mine who said, "[Man-made doctrine] is any teaching or theological model that cannot be firmly anchored to scripture and is outside of orthodox Christianity." I think this a good definition...