From index@BIBLETRANSLATIONINDEX.txt@ emtvMatthew:1 @ ENGLISH: TITLE: English Majority Text Version DESCRIPTION: Welcome to the third edition of The English Majority Text Version (EMTV) of the Holy Bible. This latest edition has Greek explanatory notes throughout the Bible, to aid the reader in understanding the meanings in some select places of the original Koine Greek. Also, the third edition finds itself closer to the Robinson/Pierpoint printed edition of the Byzantine majority text, rather than the Hodges/Farstad text, which the EMTV was translated from. You will notice these differences in John 7:53-8:11, as well as the entire book of Revelation. The English Majority Text Version draws from the work of both Dr.’s Hodges and Farstad, and their text, “The Greek New Testament According to the Majority Text,” as well as from Dr. Wilbur Pickering, ThM. PhD., and the EMTV has incorporated his hard work in the field of producing evidence of just what does constitute a majority reading, and, as a result of his work, and the work of others, John 7:53-8:11, and the book of Revelation reflect these variant readings. This is one of the great things about having a Bible that is translated from the majority of the trustworthy Byzantine manuscripts that are in existence—the much greater probability of accuracy. On the other side of the fence, most modern Bibles are translated from a few scant manuscripts (literally), and more often than not they do not even agree with each other. Not so with a Bible that is translated out of the majority! The experts in linguistics who have put these readings together, and diligently compared the manuscripts, had hundreds and hundreds of manuscripts to compare. It is my prayer that this work will bring honor to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and to our God and Father; because all of this, all that we do, we do to know Him better, and to better understand His word, which He has given to mankind. “Every word of God is pure; He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him. Do not add to His words, Lest He rebuke you, and you be found a liar. (Prove 30:5,6). Peace of Christ to you all. In His service,Paul W Esposito Stauros Ministries RIGTHS: Paul W Esposito President, Stauros Ministries PO Box 3004 Cocoa, Fl. 32924 (321) 403-5782 PUBLISHER:
From index@BIBLETRANSLATIONINDEX.txt@ rwpMatthew:1 @ ENGLISH: TITLE: Robertson Word Pictures NT DESCRIPTION: WORD PICTURES IN THE NEW TESTAMENT BY ARCHIBALD THOMAS ROBERTSON A.M., D.D., LL.D., Litt.D. PROFESSOR OF NEW TESTAMENT INTERPRETATION IN THE SOUTHERN BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY OF LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY VOLUME I THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MATTHEW THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MARK
THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO LUKE
THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES
THE EPISTLES OFPAUL
VOLUME V (c) 1932 (through 2006)
THE FOURTH GOSPEL
THE EPISTLE TO THE HEBREWS
VOLUME VI (c) 1933 (through 2007)
THE GENERAL EPISTLES
THE REVELATION OF JOHN BAKER BOOK HOUSE Grand Rapids, Michigan 49516 Volumes 1-4 (c) 1930 [expired and now Public Domain] by Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention Six-volume Set ISBN: 0-8010-7710-9 Printed in the United States of America Volumes 5 (c) 1932 Renewal 1960 Broadman Press. All rights reserved. Used by permission. [expires and becomes Public Domain Dec 31, 2006]. Volumes 6 (c) 1933 Renewal 1960 Broadman Press. All rights reserved. Used by permission. [expires and becomes Public Domain Dec 31, 2007].
From index@BIBLEBOOKSUMMARY.txt@ kjv@Mark:1 MARK - The Gospel of Mark, the shortest, is also held by most to be the first of the Gospels to be written. A tradition dating from the 2nd century ascribes this book to John Mark, a companion of Peter and also ofPaul and Barnabas in their missionary endeavors. The preaching of Peter may well have been the source of most of Mark’s material. Mark accounts for the ministry of Jesus from His Baptism to His Ascension. Most commentaries agree that Mark’s purpose was neither biographical nor historical, but theological: to present Jesus as the Christ, the mighty worker rather than great teacher. Hence, Mark makes fewer references to the Parables and discourses, but meticulously records each of Jesus’ "mighty works" as evidence of His divine power. Mark contains 20 specific miracles and alludes to others. Bible scholars quite generally agree that Mark wrote his Gospel in Rome for the gentiles.
From index@BIBLEBOOKSUMMARY.txt@ kjv@Luke:1 LUKE - There is almost universal agreement that Luke, the "beloved physician" ( Colossians:4:14 ) who accompaniedPaul on his missionary travels, was the author of the third Gospel. Luke wrote to present Jesus as the Universal Savior, the compassionate healer and teacher. His careful historical approach is revealed in the preface, which states that the author has traced "all things from the very first". Unlike Mark, this author includes an account of the Virgin Birth, and unlike Matthew he extensively describes the Perean Ministry (Chapters Luke:9-18 ).
From index@BIBLEBOOKSUMMARY.txt@ kjv@Acts:1 ACTS - Addressed to a certain Theophilus, about whom nothing is known ( Acts:1:1 ), the Book of Acts records the early history of the Apostolic Church. Beginning with the Ascension of Jesus to heaven, it traces the growth of Christianity in Palestine and its spread to Syria, Asia Minor, Greece, and eventually to Rome. The leading figure in the first chapters is Peter, who delivered the stirring sermon on the day of Pentecost ( Acts:2 ). The greater part of the book, however, is devoted to the experiences ofPaul and his companions during their missionary endeavors. The Book of Acts provides a useful background for study of the Pauline Epistles. The introduction ( Acts:1:1 ) attests to a Lukan authorship.
From index@BIBLEBOOKSUMMARY.txt@ kjv@Romans:1 ROMANS - This letter, the first in canonical order, but not the first ofPaul’s Epistles, is the longest and the most influential of all the Apostle’s writings. Writing to Christians at Rome whom he hoped soon to visit,Paul presents to them his mature convictions concerning the Christian faith: the universality of sin; the impotence of the law as a means of salvation; the nature of God’s saving act in Christ, and its appropriation by faith. The letter closes with spiritual advice and some personal remarks.
From index@BIBLEBOOKSUMMARY.txt@ kjv@1Corinthians:1 1CORINTHIANS - This letter discusses doctrinal and ethical problems that were disturbing the Corinthian church, and presents a picture of the life of a particular local congregation in New Testament times. Writing from Ephesus, where he spent at lead three year,Paul addresses the Corinthian church concerning the significance of the new life in Christ, which should be demonstrated in the fellowship within the Church. He advises them regarding spiritual gifts ( 1Corinthians:12 ), Christian love ( 1Corinthians:13 ), and the meaning of the Resurrection ( 1Corinthians:15 ).
From index@BIBLEBOOKSUMMARY.txt@ kjv@2Corinthians:1 2CORINTHIANS - Often called "the hard letter", this is an intensely personal letter. It recounts the difficulties and hardshipsPaul has endured in the service of Christ ( 2Corinthians:10-13 ). The Apostle regards the Corinthians as his children in Christ.
From index@BIBLEBOOKSUMMARY.txt@ kjv@Galatians:1 GALATIANS -Paul’s letter addressed to the churches in Galatia is the great letter on Christian freedom; in itPaul attacks the Christians who wished to exalt the law. Galatians’ emphasis is similar to the theme ofPaul’s letter to the Romans. The doctrinal section, as is typical of the Pauline format, is followed by an intensely practical section in Chapters five and six.
From index@BIBLEBOOKSUMMARY.txt@ kjv@Ephesians:1 EPHESIANS - The Ephesian letter is one ofPaul’s four "Imprisonment Letters" - Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon being the others. Although addressed to the church in Ephesus, this letter is generally believed to have been a circular discussing the believers’ exalted position through Christ, the Church as the body of Christ, her relationship to God, and practical implications of the Gospel.
From index@BIBLEBOOKSUMMARY.txt@ kjv@Philipians:1 PHILIPIANS - In this letter, which is a message of joy,Paul expresses his gratitude for the Philippians’ love and material assistance. The Epistle is uniquely significant because of its presentation of the humility of Jesus. Its practicality is also observed inPaul’s advice to Euodia and Syntyche.
From index@BIBLEBOOKSUMMARY.txt@ kjv@Colossians:1 COLOSSIANS - The Colossian letter is well known for its doctrine as well as for its brevity. In the letter,Paul insists upon the Lordship of Christ. Colossians has come under recent scrutiny because of its references, implied or actual, to incipient Gnosticism, a growing heresy in the Church.
From index@BIBLEBOOKSUMMARY.txt@ kjv@1Thessalonians:1 1THESSALONIANS - These letters constitute what is probably the earliest writing of the ApostlePaul. There were written in A.D. 51-52, soon after the founding of the Thessalonian church, and givePaul’s answer, to some basic problems disturbing the Christians of Thessalonica. The major contributions are eschatological, investigating especially the events preceding and accompanying the return of Christ. The concern ofPaul for his followers is apparent throughout.
From index@BIBLEBOOKSUMMARY.txt@ kjv@2Thessalonians:1 2THESSALONIANS - These letters constitute what is probably the earliest writing of the ApostlePaul. There were written in A.D. 51-52, soon after the founding of the Thessalonian church, and givePaul’s answer, to some basic problems disturbing the Christians of Thessalonica. The major contributions are eschatological, investigating especially the events preceding and accompanying the return of Christ. The concern ofPaul for his followers is apparent throughout.
From index@BIBLEBOOKSUMMARY.txt@ kjv@Titus:1 TITUS - This is a personal letter written by the ApostlePaul to a young minister whom he had left on Crete. Like the Timothy correspondence, the letter to Titus is practical and discusses the everyday problems confronted by a young minister. This letter is probably to be dated between the first and the second letters to Timothy.
From index@BIBLEBOOKSUMMARY.txt@ kjv@Philemon:1 PHILEMON - This shortest of allPaul’s letters was addressed to Philemon (although two other persons are included in the salutation).Paul entreats Philemon, the master of Onesimus, a runaway slave, to receive him back as a brother in Christ ( Philemon:1:16-17 ). This very personal letter reveals not only the concern of the Apostle for a converted slave but also a practical demonstration of brotherhood in Christ, "where there is neither bond (slave) nor free". ( Galatians:3:28 )
From index@BIBLEBOOKSUMMARY.txt@ kjv@Hebrews:1 HEBREWS - Although tradition ascribed Hebrews toPaul, it is now generally believed to have been written by someone other than the Apostle, but certainly someone who was acquainted withPaul’s teaching. The Epistle portrays Jesus, who performed the perfect sacrifice for the sins of the world, as the great High Priest of the line of Melchizedek ( Genesis:14 ). The Bible’s only definition of faith occurs in this Epistle (Chap. Hebrews:11 ) and is followed by the "great line of splendor" of the men of faith.
From index@GOOGLESURVEYQUOTES.txt@ index:GOOGLESURVEYQUOTES GoogleSurveyViolence Evangelist Franklin Graham has described his horror on finding so many Koranic passages that command the killing of infidels: the Koran, he thinks, "preaches violence." Prominent conservativesPaul Weyrich and William Lind argued that "Islam is, quite simply, a religion of war," and urged that Muslims be encouraged to leave US soil.
From index@GOOGLEQUOTESISSUES.txt@ BibleDivorce There is no other rational/logical/consistent way to understand this exchange regarding a right to divorce that both Matthew and Mark recounts (and the ApostlePaul will later acknowledge and expand upon within his writings).
From index@GOOGLEQUOTESISSUES.txt@ BibleDivorce The words, "but if she does leave, let her remain unmarried" provide the indicator to the Reader, thatPaul is speaking of divorce...no person who merely left the abode of his/her spouse had a right to remarry unless they were divorced.
From index@GOOGLEQUOTESISSUES.txt@ BibleDivorce Further, the implications of Pauls response to his admonition to remain unmarried or be reconciled within this divorced situation supports the concept that to divorce for no just-cause reason ( as it frees the spouse to remarry), places the burden of a quick resolution for reconciliation upon the spouse who left the marriage without just-cause.
From index@GOOGLEQUOTESISSUES.txt@ BibleDivorcePaul's letters provide further support of his understanding of the teachings of Jesus regarding a just-cause basis for divorce and remarriage (i.e., that remarriage becomes an automatic right upon divorce)
From index@GOOGLEQUOTESISSUES.txt@ BibleDivorcePaul speaks of a divorce right centering upon immoral choices within marriage (one cause being a divorce via abandonment of a marriage through an unjust divorce action);
From index@GOOGLEQUOTESISSUES.txt@ BibleDivorce ByPaul using this word by noting the divorced spouse, was "NOT" under "dooloo," bondage he provides a statement that this was a divorce by a spouse leaving for no just-cause and he was speaking clearly that the remaining, now non-married spouse is NOT under "dooloo" --- to such unjust servile obligation (bondage).
From index@GOOGLEQUOTESISSUES.txt@ BibleDivorce NextPaul discusses three different divorce situations: (1) the divorce of two believers (2) the divorce of a believer and an unbeliever where the unbeliever does not want to divorce, and (3) the divorce of a believer and an unbeliever where the unbeliever wants to divorce.
From index@GOOGLEQUOTESISSUES.txt@ BibleHarm But after long abstinencePaul stood forth in the midst of them, and said, Sirs, ye should have hearkened unto me, and not have loosed from Crete, and to have gained this harm and loss.
From index@GOOGLEQUOTESISSUES.txt@ BibleHarmPaul never said, "Touch not God's anointed" or "do my prophets no harm"; you will never find an apostle teach this, nor is this found ONCE in the whole New Testament.
From index@GOOGLEQUOTESISSUES.txt@ BibleMarriage This can account forPaul's discussions on celibacy which should not be taken as encouraging celibacy but as defending the right of a man or woman to voluntarily choose marriage instead of feeling compelled to marry by government decree.