Which Bible Version Can We Trust?

  • 19 August 2015 |
  • Published in News
Which Bible Version Can We Trust?

The history of modern language translations of the New Testament is fascinating and yet sometimes poorly understood. What happened to the original New Testament writings as they came from the hands of the apostles? What types of witnesses to the New Testament are there? How did the variants (differences) in the sacred text originate, and to what degree do these affect the teaching of the New Testament? How well attested is the New Testament

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Countdown to the Second Coming

  • 19 August 2015 |
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Countdown to the Second Coming

1. Jesus’ ascension to heaven – Acts 1:8-11
2. Jesus’ ministry in the heavenly Holy place and Early Church events and thereafter

  1. The church in the book of Acts spreads beyond Israel – Acts 1:8; 16:9-10; Revelation 6:1
  2. Persecution of the Early Church by Roman government – Acts; Revelation 2:8-11; 6:3-4
  3. Compromise over time of church standards and teachings to avert persecution by rejecting standards shared with Jews and Judaism – Revelation 6:5-6
  4. Merge of church and state – March 7, 321 AD, 325 AD, 538 AD – Bishop of Rome becomes head of government – Revelation 6:7-8
  5. Persecution of the faithful by the church – Revelation 6:9-11
  6. Reformation (Martin Luther, Calvin, et al)
  7. End of Papacy reign 1798 – Revelation 13:3 (end of papacy the fatal wound that later)
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