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Offline davetaff

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God's word ??
« on: February 28, 2020, 06:25:22 PM »
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Just thinking how much can we rely on our bibles the reason I ask is there are no end of books written on and about the bible I have read a few and it seam most of them are always changing the translation of the words to suit their theory.
Are our English bibles inspired by God are they as God wants them should we reject all other books that give an alternative translation.

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Re: God's word ??
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2020, 11:26:51 PM »
There are many bibles written in English so play ip dip do and pick one. 

The concern would be dealing with people's plethora of interpretations of any said English bible. Rarely is there agreement on much.  Also it seems people find out and rummage out scripture to suit their own perspectives...God is Trinity or not is a good example of this. 
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Re: God's word ??
« Reply #2 on: February 29, 2020, 11:00:24 AM »
Hi
Just thinking how much can we rely on our bibles the reason I ask is there are no end of books written on and about the bible I have read a few and it seam most of them are always changing the translation of the words to suit their theory.
Are our English bibles inspired by God are they as God wants them should we reject all other books that give an alternative translation.

Love and Peace
Dave

Depends what you mean by "changing the translation".

The KJV was a translation made 400 years ago. Modern translations are different because the English language has changed during that time. Even if you like using the KJV, you have to be careful not to misunderstand it in some places.

Also, people who learn foreign languages become aware that there's often more than one way to translate from one language into another. Every language has ambiguities, and Greek and Hebrew are no exceptions. That means there's sometimes room for differences of opinion between translators.

Our modern translations are all very good, so it really doesn't matter which one you use. In English, we have the luxury of choice - in many other languages that isn't the case, and people have to put up with an out-of-date translation (or even a bad one). But it's still God's word, and He speaks through every translation of it!
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Re: God's word ??
« Reply #3 on: February 29, 2020, 01:11:31 PM »
Hi Deborah and Serenity
Thank you for your replies very interesting I do think the bible translations we have are as God wants us to have them and are inspired by the Holy Spirit I Like the KJV because I think this was God giving his word to the man in street so to speak.
 
What I'm really trying to get at is all the extra biblical literature out there of which there is a great deal in which the authors say things like the Hebrew word dose not mean what the bible says but something different or things like I don't believe this phrase is original but was added by editors.
If any of this is true then it would mean that men are responsible for the the bible and not God.
I believe that the bibles as we have them are the inspired word of God and nothing should be changed added or subtracted.

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Re: God's word ??
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2020, 08:43:34 AM »
Before I was a Christian ( before being connected to Christ) I didn't understand the Bible at all and most certainly couldn't find my way round or find scriptures.
I can remember those days.

Yet nevertheless God was reaching out to me as He does with us all. Seeing God in many things in your life. Not realising this was God but attributed to some kind of spiritual experience, that I couldn't explain.

After many years of this getting stronger, I did connect to Christ and many perspectives and thoughts I had then and previously I then found in the Bible very, very spontaneously afterwards.
Like it was a confirmation. As well as confirmed through other people and confirmed through situations.

Many of us know that God speaks to us outside of the Bible but know too God speaks through the Bible because it's a reflection of many people's relationship with God and there's plenty there and plenty of different perspectives of life and of God. It's not that the Bible contradicts itselfs. It's just seeing at different angles and contexts.

Just because I say that, it doesn't mean that I think that God is limited to the Bible because as I said God does of course speak to us, or reveal Himself spiritually and through our senses in a great many ways.

Many of us know that, and that doesn't mean that also we think  God is limited to the Bible , when we know too that God speaks very powerfully through it. As well as outside of the Bible.

The Bible can be a confirmation but "so can other things." Such as seeing things confirmed through others, situations that crop up and in  lots of  various ways.


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Re: God's word ??
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2020, 02:32:54 PM »
Hi Christianna
Thank you for an interesting post what I would say is what is said out side the bible should or cam't contradict the bible we know the Bible is the word of God and we must trust what it says if what someone says contradicts the scriptures then it dose not come from God but is the word of man.
So everything that is preached must be based in the Bible as we have it what we say or anyone says must be according to the word of God.

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Dave

 

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