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Featured Do you tend to "mark your Bibles up," or do you prefer to keep them clean and pristine?

Discussion in 'Bible Versions & Translations' started by alexander284, Jan 6, 2020.

  1. alexander284

    alexander284 Well-Known Member

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    That makes a lot of sense to me!
     
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    Have you ever regretted marking up your Bible? ;)
     
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    My Bible looks about like @Scarlett O.'s. Notes and highlights. There's probably not a book I own that I haven't 'highlighted the highlights'. Makes it easier to return later and find those 'highlights' that were actually epiphanies at the time.
     
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    Yes, it can easily get to the point where the entire Bible has been highlighted with a pen! Lol
     
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    Up to this point I have avoided marking up any of my Bibles, but posting written notes and illustrations in a series of personal worship notebooks.

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    However, I am considering purchasing something like a journal Bible: 2/3 page Bible text, 1/3 column for making notes and illustrations. The advantage would be to have one place for notes and illustrations close to the Bible passage, or posting references to longer notations and art in my personal worship series: Vol. number, page number.

    This is a good question to consider for the future.
     
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    The mark it up Bible is the one where you should be putting own study notes in margins, and especially answers God did to your prayers!
     
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    You can also have real fun by taking your personal notes over unto a Bible software program that allows you to import own notes!
     
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    Nope, can't imagine it. Would never do it, couldn't dream of it.
     
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    God might though desire you to record down what he is telling and teaching you in it, as marking such an expensive book really makes point come home!
     
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    I haven't always marked up my Bible. In fact, at one point, I thought it was a great big old sin. Then I thought it was just disrespectful.

    I began to have a desire to write notes to myself, cross reference scriptures, quotes from people that know what they are talking about [like Spurgeon.....], and a lot more.

    So, I went to my pastor and had a long talk with him. He's a hyper conservative. He wants our church to become an IFB church - but we aren't. You get the picture. Since I am not hyper conservative, I have often wondered what I am doing there, but God has pressed me to stay - so I stay and serve.

    He not only convinced me that nothing is wrong with writing in my Bible, but he encouraged me to.

    To each his own. If you don't want to, don't. If you do, feel free.
     
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    ...or consider a wide margin Bible
     
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    I have a coloring Bible that I color in.
     
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    What does " He's a hyper conservative" mean?Kjvo, hyper cal or?
     
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    I am curious. Do you just feel weird about it because it is a Bible, or something else? I am not looking for argument, debate, or anything, just wondering what your feelings are. Thanks.
    I am curious on this also. What ideas did your pastor present to move you from one point to the other? Thanks.
     
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    I use a wide-margin Bible. I do not recall having seen what you describe as a journal Bible, with the 2/3-1/3 page distinction. Several years ago I bought a "loose-leaf" Bible. It was a regular Bible but with lots of ruled blank pages the same size as the Bible pages, that could be written on, inserted anywhere in the Bible, etc. I am not sure how many styles of these there are. I think you can also buy extra pages. The one I purchased had machine screws and threaded studs, so it was nothing like a ring-binder, pretty much like a regular Bible otherwise. However it was/is a lot of work to move the pages, and also fairly bulky. So ultimately I did not keep using it. This is something most people would probably either love or hate.
    This is the ad for the Hendrickson Loose-Leaf Bible (not really sure how much it is like what I had):
     
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    He's King James preferred. He's not a Calvinist nor an Arminian.

    I don't wish to gossip about my pastor. I typed out some issues, but have erased them. Suffice it to say it involves harsh emphasis on church attendance at all times night and day. Issues with women raising their hands in church. He won't allow a woman [we have two women who can direct music] to sub for the minister of music in directing the congregation. They can direct the choir during his absence as their back is to the congregation. I think you get my drift. It has nothing to do with leadership or authority. It has to do with body parts. He has a little too much control in major committees. I've served on some and why have committees if he directs their actions and decisions? I think most people know what is meant by hyper-conservative.

    He's a great man with a heart for the lost. He just has trouble trusting the flock to grow and mature. And that is so very painful. I'm much more of a moderate Christian in some areas.

    God has called him to our church and has called me to stay. So I stay and serve. There are churches I would prefer to attend, but until God says "go" - I don't entertain the idea and am content where I am.

    Writing in my Bible is not the first issue that I have gone to him about. I trust him. I don't always agree with him. But I trust him enough to take my issues to him.
     
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    Sorry, Scarlett, I was unclear. I was just curious what things he said that convinced you it was OK to make notes in your Bible.
     
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    I have an old Ryrie Study Bible from my Bible college days. It has more highlights and scribbles notes than the text! The Bible I use today is an R.L. Allan NASB and I cannot bring myself to write in it.

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    I have heard the R. L. Allan Bibles are very nice. Never seen one myself.
     
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    Who says I don't record it? I definitely do, just either in a journal or on my computer.
     
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