Category Archives: Intrinsic Criteria

135 The Profit of Boasting. 2 Cor. 12:1

In 2 Corinthians 12:1 the Bible translator is confronted with four variations caused by a very slight difference in the Greek. There is found the word of our investigation that could either be “dei”= be necessary or must; or “de”= … Continue reading

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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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93 Do not touch me. John 20:17

Touch Joh.20:17 In this post I want to look at two important steps in the process of translating the Bible. First how to discern which word has the greatest possibility to be the original word that the author had used. … Continue reading

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91 Does Paul believe that all is permissible? 1 Cor.6:12

91 All permissible? 1 Cor.6:12 “All permissible.” Did Paul believe he had the right to do anything? Was it his conviction that the freedom in Christ gave a believer the right to do anything and to follow any lifestyle? And … 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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