Actually, this is not new in California, several other cities have enacted this earlier this year. What disgusts me is the fact that the Supervisors here will do this but yet won't pass the liquor tax legislation. The government is quickly trying to consolidate as much power over our personal choices every day.
byfaithalone wrote: Obama: 'I'm a Christian by choice' Bible: "I'm a Christian by faith" Romans 1:17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith. Romans 4:16 Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all,
It seems incredible to me that the Holy Spirit who will guide us in all TRUTH, hasn't been mentioned once. My GOD is not so impotent that He could not preserve his word in a perfect Bible. I believe that my Bible is perfect in all ways. I owe everything to the LORD who put my Bible in my hands. As far as, going to the original languages and becoming diligent students of Greek and Hebrew. Tell that to the tribes in the mountains of Borneo who were taught the Words of our Lord in their own tongue translated from another dialect in their region. And then from the English. Are they to spend a lifetime learning 4 or 5 languages before going onto Greek and Hebrew? When will they have time to pray, witness, worship, testify, give service, praise, teach the Word and have devotions? Addiction to scholarship is a curse.
John UK wrote: Okay, start [URL=http://journalofbiblicalstudies.org/Links/online_texts.htm]]]HERE [/URL] and scroll down to 'The Masoretic Text of the Bible'. Then Psalm 47. I can see no two Hebrew words the same in verses one and three. Hidemi, what are those funny squiggles at the base of your post?
link is ok, viewer is bad. here is the text of psalms.
John UK wrote: Say, I've just heard a report that California is in a state of turmoil, and could well go down the pan. Is that right? If you are living there, you may have an accurate report of what has happened or is happening.
Yes it is. But it is nothing new. This state has been going down the drain for quite some time. I'll e-mail you more info.
John UK wrote: the reason many cults still use the AV is because of their purpose of deception. Of course, for a cult to deceive, it makes sense to use the best Bible available, thus lending a certain respect to their doctrines which, of course, are derived by taking verses out of their context, or by misunderstanding the plain text.
It should be pointed out that despite the possession of the KJV, these cults place little value upon the Bible but rely heavily upon their own writings eg. the book of mormon. Jim Jones spoke very seldom from biblical sources. I remember the people's temple very well.
I suspect that only 1 in 1 million are true followers of our Lord and Savior, Jesus. No matter what religion the rest of the world belongs to whether muslim, catholic, mormon, hindu or aethiest, they are the true followers of satan.