Tag Archives: Criteria to evaluate Bible differences

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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112. My body to the flames? (1 Cor.13:3)

A verse that troubled me since my childhood days was 1 Corinthians 13:3. To me the problem was this: Directly preceding this statement, Paul mentions quite a few achievements that could be deemed reachable and really plausible, contributing to the … Continue reading

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110. Why would “by his blood” be left out of Colossians 1:14 in modern versions?

The statement “through his blood” in Colossians 1:14, is not found in most modern versions of the Bible. What would be the reason that such a Biblical truth could be removed? (KJVR) “In whom we have redemption through his blood, … Continue reading

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105 Was Paul “a baby” or “gentle” among the Thessalonians?

105. Babes or gentle 1Thes. 2:7 In 1 Thessalonians 2:6 – 7 Paul stresses his and his fellow apostles’ position towards the congregation in the form of a couplet. In a couplet the second sentence accentuates the first. But in … Continue reading

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90 Had Jesus been born the Holy One, or had He been called Holy? Luke 1;35

Had Jesus been born the Holy One, or had He been called Holy? Luke 1;35 Where one puts a comma can sometimes have an effect on the meaning of a sentence. In Luke 1:35 we have an example of this. … Continue reading

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89 Sir or Lord? John 6:34

89 Sir or Lord? John 6:34 In reading the Bible, it is clear when a person was speaking to Jesus, or to some other person. We know Jesus as Lord, but at what stage did the disciples and other followers … 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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86. “Born Again” or “Born from Above”? John 3:3

“Born Again” or “Born from Above”? In all languages we have words with double meanings. When Jesus said to Nicodemus in John 3:3 that those who do not fulfill the requirement, will not “see” the Kingdom of God, He did … Continue reading

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85. Take along a Sister, a wife on one’s journeys?

Sister as wife? 1 Cor. 9:5 What would it mean to take along “a sister, a wife” on a missionary journey? Consider the following versions of 1Cor. 9:5 KJV: “Have we not power to lead about a sister, a wife, … Continue reading

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