Judas Machabeus

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  1. My critism has always been, atleast get it right. You don't have to agree with the Catholic Church but if you are going to make a claim about what they teach or believe..... atleast get it right. When I call them out on it the common go to is the pediphile priest scandal. Keeping it classy on this form. Its refreshing seeing someone that can disagree with the Catholic Church yet still be honest about them.
  2. Yeah it says virgin now: Isaiah 7:14 14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, a virgin* shall conceive and beara son, and shall call his name Imman'u-el. They must have tightened up the English since than. Like I said I was just curious. Thanks
  3. I'm prettt conservative minded and haven't come across anything I thought was "liberal". But I also haven't read my RSV "cover to cover". Do you happen to remember anything specific that you thought was off. I'm just curious for my own reading. Cheers and God Bless
  4. I did a search "Hebrew Matthew" and thats what I found. As I began digging I suspected I did not have the right thing so asked for more information so I can find the right text.
  5. Here's an example of my struggle. You say God will protect translations but at the same time say not all translations are good. I don't have or know the answer to that conundrum. I agree with you here as well. I also think what is important is to also learn and understand the culture and customs of that time period.
  6. Next time you're online. Could you also give the link to that Wiki page you quoted from. I'll go back and check your post but I'm not sure it's there. I would like to read the whole article. Thanks.
  7. Interesting and not new news. First your article never called them heretical. There were questions regarding it, in part because the Jews of the time were rejecting them. So the question arose. Man doubted and the Holy Spirit stepped in and guided His Church into truth just as Jesus promised he would. John 14:26 26 But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things, * and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you. John 16:13 13 When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth; for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. We we also see Paul telling the elders the same thing. That the Holy Spirit will protect the Church. Acts 20:28 28 Take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you guardians, to feed the Church of the Lordwhich he obtained with his own blood. Jesus knew there would be times of trials and we would need the Holy Spirit to guide us and keep us in the truth.
  8. First off stop putting words in my mouth. I find it offensive you claiming something that is grossly untrue. I am not calling God incompetent. Okay if this statement is true than why are you not trying to enlighten us. You have done nothing to defend your claims. I have quoted and provided links to defend my claims. Please help me understand what history I am missing. Cheers and God Bless
  9. I too like the ESV, when comparing different translations I often will use the ESV as one of my sources.
  10. Archaic language or not lol i agree with you with what you said If people love their KJV God Bless em! But I will disagree with "them" when the conversation turns and goes KJV only. We may differ on this next part I don't know. I don't believe that translations are protected in the same way that the original Greek is protected. And I would go one 1/2 step further and say the only true inspired and infallible version of God's written word were the original autographes. We know that the scripture we have is extrodinarly accurate. But it's not 100% therefore I feel it's wrong to say that any translation is perfect and thus inspired and infallible. Now let me qualify that a bit. When I sit down with my bible either hard copy or digital form. I believe I am reading the inspired word of God. But I also recognize that my English translation is not what was written down by the inspired authors. It can't be, English didn't exists back than and it was written in Greek. So I'm reading the translators version/understanding of what the Greek is saying. My go to version is the RSV. Because it's used by theologians that I have great respect for and they use it and recommend it. I'm sure most will disagree and that's fine. That's what forums are all about right. Sharing ideas and discussing them. Cheers and God Bless
  11. Can you give me a bit more info to go on. The only one I'm finding is a 1385 that is: The Shem Tov Matthew (or Shem Tob's Matthew) consists of a complete text of Gospel of Matthew in the Hebrew language cherrs and God Bless
  12. No I have not and ill check that out. Also my point isn't that we didn't have any transcripts of the Greek before the 16th century. I'm just saying the Greek Translation that the KJV is translated from contained errors. So for me I would not hold a translation to such high esteem when it's translated from a poor Greek translation. Plus the arcane English is hard to read. This is all just my opinion and take it for what it's worth. **Edit** i did a quick search and found a copy of the Hebrew Mathew online. So I thought I would check Matthew 6:13 since the debate on the other thread was surrounding the doxology at the end of the Lord's Prayer. Interesting enough the Hebrew Matthew gospel doesn't have the doxology. I'm a bit of a history nerd so I'll delve into this Hebrew Matthew more tomorrow. Cheers and God Bless
  13. The KJV has come up in another thread and after doing some reading up on it. It's not a translation I would choose. Its New Testament is translated from a 16th century Greek Translation that was done by a Catholic Priest that rushed it to press to be the first and it ended up with numerous errors.
  14. I never said they go to hell, you keep trying to turn this into a baptism debate. Sorry but I'm not interested in that debate in this thread.
  15. No you agave me Ephesians 2:8-9 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith; and this is not your own doing, it is the gift of God- 9 not because of works, lest any man should boast. that doesn't explain how a baby goes to heaven.