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  1. kiwimac

    No, our goal is not reducing abortions.

    What a load of nonsense.
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    Obsession with Safety creates Sick Minds and Sick Society

    Fascism is right-wing not left.
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    Rev. 16:5

    Neither the Vulgate nor the DR has it either. Please note that the Bible never claims infallibility for itself.
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    Obsession with Safety creates Sick Minds and Sick Society

    Their ministry to others is not predicated on whether or not they believe in a deity.
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    Obsession with Safety creates Sick Minds and Sick Society

    They heal and care for the wounded both in body and mind. Whose ministers do you imagine they might be if not Gods?
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    Obsession with Safety creates Sick Minds and Sick Society

    And then provides that healing via doctors and nurses, etc.
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    Obsession with Safety creates Sick Minds and Sick Society

    God expects use to use our brains and to listen to those people who have educated themselves to look after the sick.
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    Modern translations/ scriptural support ?

    It is Avery's go-to insult and an attack on F.J.A. Hort, an Anglican prelate and translator of the Bible who, unlike Avery, was fluent in Koine Greek, could read and write Hebrew AND Latin.
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    Modern translations/ scriptural support ?

    We are not discussing Mark's endings. We are discussing your comments on Vaticanus and Bezae.
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    Modern translations/ scriptural support ?

    You wouldn't know, Steven as you read neither Greek nor Hebrew.
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    The Value of LXX in Textual Criticism of the Hebrew Bible

    We have no access to the Urtext, solely the translations / later editions such as the LXX or the Masoretic. As such comments on the inspiration of the urtext are surely unimportant?
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    Why no attention to the horrible translation of the NIV and others yet crickets ?

    ESV: Romans 3:25 Nope, all there. There is nothing particularly sanctified about the English word "propitiation." It simply means sacrifice or atonement, these shades of meaning are all contained in the Greek ἱλασμός which means 'propitiation (of an angry god), atoning sacrifice...
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    Modern translations/ scriptural support ?

    Aha...yeah...right!
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    Modern translations/ scriptural support ?

    Of course there is. Far too many Christians seem afraid of an educated understanding of the Bible. Just as long as your rely on what you say "God is telling you" you are at the mercy of your feelings.
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    Modern translations/ scriptural support ?

    Jesus and his family lived close to the Decapolitan cities and, given he and Joseph worked as wrights they possibly found work there. If so Jesus would have had at least a passing familiarity with Greek
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    Modern translations/ scriptural support ?

    Sorry I missed this. Let me simply answer: Archer and Chirichigno list around 340 places where the New Testament cites the Septuagint but only 33 places where it cites from the Masoretic Text. [1] As examples : in Mark 7:6–7, Jesus quotes the LXX of Isaiah 29:13 when he says, “Well did Isaiah...
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