Wrong side of history when Jesus returns

When Jesus returns, will you be on the wrong side of history?

“Fret not that the wicked prosper.”

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Books of the Bible Puzzle

Here is a puzzle on the books of the Bible for you to try:

There are sixteen names of the books of the Bible hidden in the paragraph below. Try to find them all.

I once made a remark about the hidden books of the Bible. It was a lulu – kept people looking so hard for facts, but for others it was a revelation. Some were in a jam, especially since the names of the books were not capitalized. The truth finally struck home to numbers of people but for others it was a real job. I want it to be a most fascinating few moments for you. Yes, there will be some real easy ones for you to spot. Others may require judges to help them. I will quickly admit it usually takes a very smart person to find one of them, and there will be loud lamentations when it is found. One little lady says she brews a cup of tea to help her concentrate. See how well you can compete. Relax now, there really are 16 names of books of the Bible!

(I found this in a truck stop. Author was anonymous.)

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Thomas Palmer Retiring on EMTV

My father Tom Palmer made the national news in Papua New Guinea

Though they state the wrong year for his arrival there. He arrived in Papua New Guinea in 1953, not 1959 as the video says.

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First Epistle of John Updated

I have updated my pdf of the First Epistle of John.

I have uploaded two pdf files of my translation of the First Epistle of John. This letter, part of the Bible, was written by the Apostle John, and contains a very significant textual variant, called the Johannine Comma. This is found in chapter five, verses 7 and 8.

The updates I made were specifically to the extended critical apparatus for the Comma, adding the complete readings of 4 of the Latin manuscripts, with their English translation, and editing the reading of the Greek Complutensian Polyglot to exactly its accents and breathing marks.

Here is the link to download my translation, the pdf of the one interlinear with the Greek text. Here is the link for the First Epistle of John without the Greek text.

Or to read First John online this link.

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Bart Erhman on Colbert

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Epistle of James

Translation of the book of James completed.

I have uploaded two pdf files of my translation of the Epistle of James. (See a few excerpts below.) This letter, part of the Bible, was written by the Apostle James, and it almost did not make it into the Bible, into what is called the “canon of scripture.” This is because many thought that its teachings on works contradicted the New Testament’s teachings on grace.

I was surprised how much I enjoyed translating this letter. Many people consider it disjointed, with no discernible outline or organization. I disagree. I like what Shepherd said. He called the letter of James “a series of eight homiletic-didactic discourses” with each discourse developing a principal theme linked together by “skillful use of word-links and thematic recapitulations.” (D. Edmond Hebert quoting Shepherd).

I would venture to say, that those who consider this book of the Bible to be disjointed, possibly have that opinion because of reading a poor translation of it, one which does not translate the Greek transition or segue cues correctly, or whose translators did not understand those cues in the Greek. Not everyone is good at Discourse Analysis.

One theme I noticed in this Epistle is selfishness.
“Vaunting your own selves with your presumptuous words.” Killing, envying, jealousy. epistle-of-james

Excerpts from my new translation of the Letter of James:

“See how a small flame sets ablaze such a large forest. The tongue also is a flame, a world of damage.”

“The fully operating prayer of a righteous person is able to achieve much. ¹⁷Elijah was a human being with emotional weaknesses like we are. And he prayed the prayer for it not to rain, and no rain fell on the land for a period of three years and six months. ¹⁸And he prayed again, and the sky gave rain, and the land sprouted up its fruit.”

⁵Or do you think the scripture says for no reason, “The Spirit whom God made to dwell in us craves possession of us, approaching jealousy”?

Here is the link to download my new translation, the pdf of the one interlinear with the Greek text. Here is the link for the Epistle of James without the Greek text.

Or to read James online this link.

More resources on the General Epistle of James may be found at this link.

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James’ Word Fun

I am having a lot of fun with the Epistle of James. It contains many instances of its author using the same Greek word twice or multiple times. It also contains many instances of intended contrast.

For example, 3 times he uses these words that have the same root:

James 1:8 A double-minded man is ἀκατάστατος – unstable in all his ways
James 3:8 The tongue is a ἀκατάστατον κακόν- volatile menace.
James 3:16 Where there is envy and rivalry, there is ἀκαταστασία– disorder

Read my translation of the Epistle of James.

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Gospel of Jesus’ Wife a Modern Forgery

You should know that, as is often the case, the mainstream media are not telling you the truth about something. In this case, it is regarding the so-called Gospel of Jesus’ Wife. It is in fact a modern forgery. Here is a good summary of the evidence and the opinions of actual experts.
More articles:

Jesus had an ugly sister-in-law.

Gospel of Jesus’ Wife Questioned.

In this anti-free speech world, you get falsely accused as misogynist for proving wrong a woman, any woman, about anything, no matter how scientifically correct you are.

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