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Modern English Version

Yesterday, 06:49 AM

http://modernenglish...com/comparison/

 

The MEV is supposed to be an update of the KJB, using the KJB and the textual line the KJB translators used.

 

The link above shows some comparison verses, with the MEV verse and the KJB next to it, followed by some other versions.

 

Some have said they would like to see an updated KJB, others have said they would not be opposed to such. What are your thoughts on this particular attempt? Does anyone have any more insight into this translation?

 

I've not yet been able to read a large selection, only a few verse comparisons. Has anyone had the opportunity to read more of this version for a more in depth "feel" for the work?

Uk Folks

24 August 2014 - 04:46 PM

Any of you folks from the UK know anything about 20schemes?

Wishing Celebrities Into Heaven

18 August 2014 - 07:04 AM

Why is it that virtually every time a popular celebrity dies Christians of all stripes, along with many lost folks, come up with 101 reasons why they think the celebrity is in heaven? All the talk of how "good" the celebrity was, or how tragic their life was so they more or less "deserve" heaven, or that God "needs" them in heaven.

 

Then there is always the idea put forth that at the last moment of their life they got right with God. So many celebrities have a lifetime history of rejecting God, or toying with God, or of playing with various false religions, yet so many wish so hard that the celebrity suddenly had a clear, often special revelation, of Jesus and was saved before their last breath.

 

It's rather common to hear people declare that God might/probably/could have reached out to them in a special way so that inside their heads they got right with God at the last minute.

 

Of course there are also those who come out of the woodwork declaring the celebrity to have secretly or quietly "found Jesus" at some point in their lives. Somehow that's supposed to end all speculation and we are all to declare "they are in heaven now!". What about the lack of evidence of salvation from the point they supposedly "found Jesus" up to the time of their death?

 

Still, this wishful thinking is used even for those who die in sudden accidents, by their own over-indulgence with drugs/alcohol, or suicide. "Surely before that totally unexpected, instant death crash God must have especially reached into their minds so they were saved!" "Before they died of that overdose God surely touched their heart so they are in heaven now." "Right before murdering themselves God spoke directly to them so they got right with Jesus before going ahead with killing themselves."

 

Never mind so many of these celebrities have years worth of history with them mocking God, mocking Christianity, rejecting the Bible, embracing false religions, and a life noted for worldly living. With enough wishful thinking it seems many Christians and even lost folks think they can be sure virtually all celebrities go to heaven.

Faith To Be Healed

11 August 2014 - 07:23 AM

What is your understanding of this verse:

 

"The same heard Paul speak: who, stedfastly beholding him, and perceiving that he had faith to be healed," Acts 14:9

 

What does it mean for one to have "faith to be healed"?

 

How did Paul perceive this man had such faith?

 

What application does this have for us today?

Prayer

09 August 2014 - 08:14 PM

Ephesians 6:18 is often pointed to and preached on as telling us prayer is part of our spiritual armour, a means of engaging in spiritual warfare. These points are true but how often do we consider that this verse also says we are to be praying for "all saints"?

 

Have you considered this?

 

How do you practice praying for "all saints"?

 

That's my main point question, but I would also like to hear other thoughts on that verse as well.

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