BioI am a proud husband of a very sweet wife who has blessed me with our four children. We have been married 25 years this past year and are looking forward to eternity. Life without an end, wow! I heard the gospel of Christ, (finally!), in January of 1987, and became a believer in Jesus Christ, the Holy, Only-begotten, Son of God, and have not ever regretted following the Lord. Since 1990 I have been a minister of God, preaching and teaching to the people in our church, and in the nursing home in our area. I love the Lord and am a lover of his word. I preach and teach from the 1560 edition of the Geneva Bible, hence the name Genevan Baptist.
Location: Moores Hill, Indiana, USA
InterestsPreach, teach, and believe the 1560 edition of the Geneva Bible. And I love to read many other books, and have.
"Since Shmita has not been observed formally for many centuries, we do not have that much to rely on. But there are vibrant roots deep in the soil of our tradition that are ready to give forth sweet fruits if we can nurture them and tend them with respect, curiosity, and creativity." Wow! What about the seven? That quote is from the "Hazon Shmita Sourcebook" 1st edition, August 2013. The booklet is 108 pages of information about the Jewish community leaders trying to get the plan rolling to actually start Shmita again after many centuries of it not being observed. Their timeline to start it? They were hoping the 2014 year would be the start. The date? Sept. 24, 2014. Their time to engage their schedule of observing the actual Shmita? Sept. 13, 2015 - Sept. 25, 2022. (page ix Preface)
Great point Invicta. I know, as I have read some say, that Calvin wrote the preface to the English1557 NT. Other than that, I know of no real reference to facts that Calvin had any personal involvement in translating the English Bible we know as the Geneva Bible of 1560. He may have, but I have not found any info to support that. I have read some on the Olivetan French Bible, but not much. I know that multitudes of people are in Heaven right now because of the preaching of the gospel from men who were aloud to have their own Bible in their hands because of these godly men. Before the KJB even. God is merciful.
I have used his "Calvinistic...footnoted Bible" for 15 years. I am not a Calvinist, and what you said is a lie. It is not Calvinistic. And that is the plain and simple facts that I have studied for 15 years. And since you haven't, you have no idea what you are talking about, and use senseless 'arguments' claiming non-truths. I thought you were tired of the OB forum. You obviously think we are useless in our discussions, and implied we are below your level of understanding the scriptures. His 'Bible' was spread all over the European continent and was the most widespread Bible in use between 1560 and 1644, and was the Bible used in the home of most Christians. Calvin pressured nobody. He died in 1564!
Are you being a bit critical here? We don't just come to OB for 'church', some come for 'life'. To share life experiences and get encouragement from one another. You need to relax a bit and enjoy the atmosphere of people living and joking and arguing etc, it's all here.
So now English grammar rules don't matter when it comes to the verses of scripture? A quote from Scotts current post on Daniel 9 debate: "It is true that the rules of English grammar forbid the use of common conjunctions at the beginning of sentences in formal writing. However, the language in which God the Holy Spirit inspired the Holy Scriptures was not English. Rather, the original languages of Holy Spirit inspiration were Hebrew (for the Old Testament) and Greek (for the New Testament). Now, in both Hebrew and Greek it is grammatically acceptable and common to use a common conjunction at the beginning of sentences. Even so, out of reverence for Holy Spirit inspiration and for the sake of translational accuracy, the translators of the King James translation included these conjunctions at the beginning of sentences (and even paragraphs) in their translation." Interesting thoughts there Scott. Kinda sounds like what I have said before, about the 'english' back then not being ruled by the same 'grammar' rules that we use now, doesn't it?
And why don't people pay attention to how the Lord blessed America for supporting 'Israel' Jews? We lost Korean War. We lost Vietnam War. We took the Bible and prayer out of schools. We legalized abortion. Our Presidents lie. The list goes on! So please, tell me how the Lord blesses those that support 'Israel'? Oh! Wait! I know! The times we were in disobedience to supporting 'Israel' are when these things happened, right? Then what blessings were there when we did support the lost nation of 'Israel'?