John 1 (cont.)
> From fcc.insightd.com!ns!uvaarpa.virginia.edu!virginia.edu!owner-b-greek Wed Jul 13 18:06:33 1994
> Subject: John 1
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> Date: Wed, 13 Jul 94 17:53:41 MST
> From: R Wade Balzer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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> Why question the meaning of this? Is there some hidden "truth" that
> would challange the widely accepted translation/interpetation of
> John 1:1. If God could Divinely inspire the Greek writers to write the
> passage, would He not also see that it was not grossly mis-interpeted
> by the vast-majority of texts? <sarcassicly> But, of course, YOU
> (noone in paticular) could be the "chosen-one" to enlighten the world on
> a "hidden truth" that would change vastly popular interpetataion. I'm
> afraid that it this were the case, that person would have just stepped
> into of dangerous territory of darkening the Gospel and perverting the
> Truth. For instance, I knew a man who took the saying of Jesus on the
> cross, "Eloi Eloi, lama sabachthani" to mean, "My God, My Divine
> Strength, You have remained with me and have given water to flow as a
> river because of my sufferings." (something to that effect) --- He
> could not believe what the Greek said, nor English translation because
> he could not see God forsaking His Son, not even for a moment. But,
> Jesus had to be forsaken so that even a false-prophet could be saved.
> He changed the meaning and perverted the truth that would even save him
> from the judgement of being utterly forsaken. Please, consider that
> changing interpetation to fit a minority view, should be heavily weighed
> against what God intended. My friend, you will not know God unless you
> spend time with Him. And unless you spend time with HIM, you could very
> well mis-interpet His Words and be using your words, or even worse,
> words perveted by the father of lies.
> Wade Balzer
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I went to bible study Wednesday evening and the scripture that landed on
me when it came time to read was 2 Peter 1:19-21 and I will quote:
19. We have also a more sure word of prophecy; wherunto ye do well
that you take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place,
until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:
20. Knowing this first, that NO PROPHECY (propheteia) OF THE
SCRIPTURE (graphe) IS OF ANY PRIVATE (idios) INTERPRETATION
21. For the prophecy came no in old time by the will of man: but
holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.
I do believe that God was just confirming my gut-feeling by confirming
it in His Word.
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