There are so many different interpretations of what the Bible is saying. How do I know which one is right? That’s a problem that plagues all of us. There are some theoretical things we can say about it, but I’d rather spend time on the practical. The Roman Catholic Church believes that one function of […]

Should I use a paraphrase of the Bible?”……A paraphrase is a retelling of something in your own words. A paraphrase of the Bible is different from a translation in that a translation attempts (to varying degrees) to communicate as "word-for-word" or as "thought-for-thought" as possible. A paraphrase takes the meaning of a verse or passage […]

“What is the 21st Century King James Version (KJ21)?”……21st Century King James Version – History…Published in 1994 by Deuel Enterprises, Inc. (Gary, SD), the 21st Century King James Version of the Bible seeks to preserve the sacred message and beautiful language of the King James Version, while making it easier to read and understand for […]

Stephen Langton Province Canterbury Diocese Canterbury Appointed circa 1207 Reign ended 9 July 1228 Predecessor John de Gray Successor Walter d’Eynsham Orders Consecration 17 June 1207…by Innocent III Created Cardinal 1206 Rank Cardinal priest Personal details Birth name Stephen Langton Born circa 1150 Died 9 July 1228…Slindon, Sussex Buried Canterbury Cathedral Nationality English Denomination Roman […]

Your faith is worth more than gold ~ 1 Peter 1:7 Bible numerics By numerics we do not mean numerology. Numerology is from the occult. It attempts to divine the future by drawing significance from numbers. God says not to do that [Leviticus 19:26; Deuteronomy 18:10-12] By numerics we mean the observation that God has […]

To the Reader If there is anything distinctive about The Message, perhaps it is because the text is shaped by the hand of a working pastor. For most of my adult life I have been given a primary responsibility for getting the message of the Bible into the lives of the men and women with […]

“How does the translation process impact the inspiration, inerrancy, and infallibility of the Bible?”……Answer: This question deals with three very important issues: inspiration, preservation, and translation.……The doctrine of the inspiration of the Bible teaches that scripture is "God-breathed"; that is, God personally superintended the writing process, guiding the human authors so that His complete message […]