Category Archives: Internal Criteria

134 Grace versus works in Romans 11;6

To me the Word of God, as He had inspired the Bible Writers, is ample and the best. Sometimes one reads the Bible not noting a variation that deviates from the original, but when I do notice one, I like … Continue reading

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129 As Christ accepted You or Us; Romans 15:7

In many places in the Bible two or more groups of people are mentioned in opposition to one another. To which group we identify ourselves can blind us for something important in that Scripture. Do we see ourselves as part … Continue reading

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124 “The Father of our Lord Jesus Christ…” Ephesians 3:14

In most modern translations the words printed in bold are not found: “For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.” What would be the reason for leaving such an important qualification from the … Continue reading

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123 Is Wisdom justified by his children or his deeds? Matthews 11:19

Is wisdom justified by God’s children, or by God’s deeds? KJV: Matthews 11:18 – 19: “For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He has a devil. The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say; … Continue reading

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118 The spirit of the Antichrist, 1 John 4:3

Why would confessing Jesus as born in the flesh be a standard by which to test the spirit within a prophet? 1 John 4:2 – 3: “Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ … Continue reading

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116 Was it an angel or an eagle that John saw flying through heaven? (Revelation 8:13)

In Revelation 8:13 we are confronted with a variation that merits our full attention. Was it an angel or an eagle that John saw flying through heaven and making the announcement that the last three angels were about to blow … Continue reading

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92. “The Spirit was not yet” John 7,39

“The Spirit was not yet” John 7,39 What should one do when the source manuscript you are copying has a sentence that is open for misinterpretation? Should you just copy what is written, or should you add that which you … Continue reading

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88 Who bewitched you not to obey the truth?

Who bewitched you? Galatians 3:1 There are certain Biblical truths that can be added after every verse in the Bible, like the refrain “for his mercy is unchanging for ever.” found after each of the 26 statements in Psalm 136. … Continue reading

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87. Take up the Cross. Mark 10:21

Take up the cross. Mark 10:21 Did Jesus address a specific problem in the life of this rich young man, or did He inform him of the requirements for following Jesus? Did Jesus mention one requirement or two? Did he … Continue reading

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83 WHAT IF WE FOUND THE ORIGINAL NEW TESTAMENT BUT DID NOT KNOW IT?

I post this most interesting article by Dan Wallace that he originally posted on the blog “Parchment and Pen” on 13 September 2007. In it he describes inter alia the criteria paleographers use to date a manuscript.

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