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Random Notes and Quotes on the Bible

By Richard Gunther


In the 1500's, Tyndale wrote: 'Thou shalt understand therefore, that the scripture hath but one sense, which is the literal sense; and that literal sense is the root and ground of all, and the anchor that never faileth, whereunto if you cleave thou canst never err, or go out of the way. Nevertheless, the Scripture uses proverbs, similitudes, riddles, or allegories, as all other speeches do, but that which these signify is ever the literal sense, which thou must seek out diligently."

"The Authorized Version is the work of 47 scholars, all appointed by James 1st of England. Seven years were spent in the work. The scholars divided into 6 companies and each was assigned a particular portion of the work. The renderings of the 6 companies were received by the entire body. So skillfully did they interweave with their own original rendering what was truest, and fittest, and worthiest in the accepted versions, and so aptly did they conform their English to the sense of the original Hebrew and Greek, that the very idioms of these sacred tongues enter readily into the thought and emotion of readers."

One of the main purposes of the Bible is to turn Christians into disciples, and disciples into proficient evangelists.

The most effective form of evangelism is one-to-one personal evangelism. One of the least effective is the "big Rally'.

The whole Bible either stands or falls on its finest detail.


Supporting scriptures: Josn.l:8, lSam.l5:22, Matt. 7:12, 24,Acts 5:29, Ex. 19:5, Deut. 5:29, IKings 3:14, James 1:25, Rev. 22:14, John 15:10, 14:23.

The General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of America, in 1893, drew together some of the world's greatest merchants, jurists, educators, statesmen, evangelists and theologians. They agreed that: 'the Bible as we now have it, in its various translations and revisions, when freed from all errors and mistakes of the translators, copyists and printers, is the very Word of God, and consequently wholly without error."

Wycliffe wrote: "It shall greatly help thee to understand Scripture if thou mark not only WHAT is spoken or written, but OF WHOM, and TO WHOM, and with WHAT WORDS, at WHAT TIME, WHERE, TO WHAT INTENT, with WHAT CIRCUMSTANCES, considering what goeth BEFORE and what FOLLOWETH."

A simple way to study the Bible is to COMB the words:

C: Context,

O: Other related scriptures,

M: Meaning of words,

B: Background.

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