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  1. UnitedWithChrist

    The Cambridge Declaration

    I think I agree with what you've said in regards to Bible translations. I think the accuracy is higher than 95 percent though..I believe it's more like 99 percent. And, the small scribal errors, etcetera, are meaningless. By the way, an Egyptian teenager asked me a lot of questions about...
  2. UnitedWithChrist

    Should unrepentant cohabitation (shacking up) result in church discipline and disfellowshipment?

    By the way, I used to belong to a parachurch ministry where an older United Methodist pastor posed a similar situation to me. I told him plainly I didn't think there was any reason for such a situation. I believe it would be a proof of true love if the couple married anyways, and gave up...
  3. UnitedWithChrist

    The Cambridge Declaration

    What part is the myth? If you try to find the exact words in the OT KJV for NT KJV quotes, in some cases you cannot find them. However, you can find them in the Septuagint. In fact, you have the same situation in some of the newer translations. Personally, I believe in some cases the...
  4. UnitedWithChrist

    An analogy relating to substitutionary atonement: are we standing on burnt ground?

    You didn't deal with the text of Isaiah 53. Additionally, we don't know the mechanics of what occurred on the Cross. By the way, I do not move from penal substitutionary atonement.
  5. UnitedWithChrist

    The Cambridge Declaration

    I believe God is purifying the source documents over time, through additional manuscript evidence.
  6. UnitedWithChrist

    The Cambridge Declaration

    What do you do with the fact that the KJV uses the Masoretic text for the OT, yet the apostles quoted from the Septuagint in the NT, and the verses they quoted are significantly different between the two testaments?
  7. UnitedWithChrist

    The Cambridge Declaration

    Since I am trained in accounting, I look at materiality, and I think we materially have the word of God..if there are minor scribal errors it is of no real consequence. Additionally, the Bible has a coherent storyline. I can see the logic of God's mind and plan expressed in it. If there are...
  8. UnitedWithChrist

    The Cambridge Declaration

    Festivals were times where the Roman authorities were watching the Jews for any type of riotous behavior, in order to clamp down on them, and they did not want to bring down Rome's wrath upon themselves (Matt 26:4-5). Romans were on alert during festival seasons as it was a time when lots of...
  9. UnitedWithChrist

    The Cambridge Declaration

    I don't doubt that Pentecostals possess a high view of Scripture, despite their misunderstandings, and are certainly better educated than liberals in the Bible. However, I would propose that surveys are incapable of parsing out different sectors very well. For instance, I believe Reformed...
  10. UnitedWithChrist

    The Cambridge Declaration

    You don't want to use Sam Gipp's claim that it couldn't refer to Passover because it precedes the Days of Unleavened Bread. The whole period was called the Passover, including Nisan 14-22, by the time of Jesus. The Passover was associated with the entire period. Gipp is another weird one...
  11. UnitedWithChrist

    The Cambridge Declaration

    By the way, Tyndale's Bible was used as the main inspiration for much of the KJV. It is not a "direct translation" without considering other translations. Geneva Bible was likely not used though...it was pretty anti-tyrant and King James was put off by that. That's another thing..I hate the...
  12. UnitedWithChrist

    The Cambridge Declaration

    By the way, when you produce your evidence for Passover, ask yourself if your explanation conclusively proves that Easter is the proper translation before presenting it to me. If it is a "rescue device" (some explanation a KJVer has developed to maintain his belief system), I don't think you...
  13. UnitedWithChrist

    The Cambridge Declaration

    Show me your proof that pascha should be translated as "Easter", when all other references are translated "Passover". As well, do you realize that Erasmus had no complete Greek manuscript to translate Revelation from? He back-translated part of it from the Vulgate, if I remember right...either...
  14. UnitedWithChrist

    The Cambridge Declaration

    If you claim the KJV and the Textus Receptus are inerrant, I feel sorry for you. I know they are not inerrant. Inerrancy is in the autographs (original documents). Scribal errors have crept in. We are able to get back to a reasonable level of accuracy through textual analysis. Modern...
  15. UnitedWithChrist

    The Cambridge Declaration

    If someone wants to take the position that newer translations are in error, I suggest that they learn both Hebrew and Greek. :) I personally use the ESV and I think it is great. The NIV isn't bad either, as long as one considers that it is a thought-for-thought translation. But, if others...
  16. UnitedWithChrist

    Should unrepentant cohabitation (shacking up) result in church discipline and disfellowshipment?

    A lot of times, they are child molesters or sex offenders. Some have informed on others, and must be kept separate because they might get beat up by the other person, or one of his friends. Some just can't relate well to others, or may have nervous conditions. If I was in jail, I would...
  17. UnitedWithChrist

    The Cambridge Declaration

    I doubt the writers of this declaration would deny revelation in other ways besides the written word of God.. However, like myself, they would be skeptical of the claims of many. People claim all kinds of things. I don't believe anyone except for individuals who have a solid understanding...
  18. UnitedWithChrist

    Should unrepentant cohabitation (shacking up) result in church discipline and disfellowshipment?

    They don't have to live together, or get married, or have sex. They can be friends. Their choice. If they think that they are financially better off living separately and drawing their own benefits, then it seems like friendship is the viable option. Personally I don't think that pensions...
  19. UnitedWithChrist

    Should unrepentant cohabitation (shacking up) result in church discipline and disfellowshipment?

    Yeah, he did the right thing. Maybe their pastor informed them they needed to get married, too. I hope so. I know that they were living together 4 months.
  20. UnitedWithChrist

    Should unrepentant cohabitation (shacking up) result in church discipline and disfellowshipment?

    I talked to the guy recently because I saw that he is now marrying the woman he is living with. I told him I was concerned about that situation. He said he figured I was, and that his heart was in the right place. Well, I didn't tell him this exactly, but our hearts are deceitfully wicked...