BITING THE FOOD but getting caught on the HIDDEN HOOK

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  • Island Man
    Island Man

    " So when Ancient Hebrew is translated over and over to the progressive Hebrew Forms, then it is Translayes to Greek & Then English it is destined to be flawed."

    What does it say about the wisdom of a God who inspires the writing of an inerrant book in a few ancient languages only to have the innerrancy of that book necessarily undermined due to the need to translate the book over and over again into different languages? More than that, what's the use of inerrant book if its contents are open to different interpretations? What's the use of an inerrant book if inerrant comprehension of it is impossible? For that matter, is a book really inerrant if it is ambiguous and difficult to understand? Is that the best that an all-wise God can do? Not very wise if you ask me.

  • Terry

    one of the most fundamental differences between the Greek mind and the Hebrew mind is found in the area of knowing vs. doing. The Greek culture and language are consumed with "knowledge" where as the Hebrew culture was about common sense and putting things into Practice. (knowing the intrinsic meaning of Love, Vs Loving.

    I think an example of that is the fact the ancient Greeks refused to PERFORM experiments. They considered that "cheating."

    You were required to reason the solution logically and provide an iron clad argument.

    One instance where this went wrong for Aristotle is the experiment said to have been performed (cheating) by Galileo dropping two objects

    from the Tower of Pisa. According to Aristotle, the "heavy" object falls faster than the "light" object.

    Galileo demonstrated (cheated) by ACTUALLY dropping them simultaneously.

    He discovered gravity has an equal force for any weighted object. (mass).

    So, DOING trumps merely REASONING when no TEST is applied.

    The Scientific Method requires a step called FALSIFIABILITY or testing of premise against conclusion.

  • objectivetruth

    Island - John 5:39 as quoted abobe says a lot.

    There are 2 areas of the Bible that have been damaged, pretty bad - (History/Chronology & End Times Prophecies)

    However returning to Hebrew vs Greek thinking mentality. To an individual, that is using the bible to try and gain Knowledge, and understand every single detail of the future, and how Prophecy is going to play out, he will end up being dissapointed, and his faith will be shaken.

    On the other Hand someone that has faith in God, and is using the Bible in order to figure out how he can Love his God and Love his Neighbor properly ,there is a lot in the Bible for him, (Especially in the NT).

    If you read Tolstoy, "What I Believe", you can see the impact that the Bible will have on people, once they humble themselves and read the bible with the goal of Doing. The message that Tolstoy never Grasped, until he was older was "Resist not Evil, do good to them that Injure you" - This message changed his life, and the result was a much fuller life, with a heart of flesh instead of stone.

  • objectivetruth

    There is a second important aspect of the bible, that is Missed by 99% of people that read the bible.

    Matthew 13:13 - "That is why I speak to them in parables, because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand."

    The bible consists of two Messages A fleshly message and a spiritual message.

    God has only allowed half of the Bible to be Undermined, that is the Fleshly part of it. People have had their way with this portion of the Bible, which "their eyes can see". The spiritual portion of the bible can only be seen with the aid of Holy Spirit, and once someone sees this portion, it is unmistakeable that this book is Inspired by God.

    This is what Tolstoy FELT that gave him Faith, and impelled him to ACT 2 Cor 3:3 - "... the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts."

    One last thing... That is vital to understand.. Why did God ask Abraham to Sacrifice Isaac, Why did Jesus ask his Disciplea to Eat his Flesh, and drink his Blood? The simple explanation, is that these were tests. This Era is not intended to Bring the Knowledge of Jehovah to the entire earth, it is intended to test and select the Body of Christ. In the next era Jesus along with his Body will teach and Guide Every human that has ever existed.. And that is when we will have an Inerrant Book.

  • Terry

    ObjectiveTruth, are you still discussing or preaching?

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