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Random Notes and Quotes on the Bible
By Richard Gunther
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."
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."
of the main purposes of the Bible is to turn Christians into disciples, and
disciples into proficient evangelists.
most effective form of evangelism is one-to-one personal evangelism. One of the
least effective is the "big Rally'.
whole Bible either stands or falls on its finest detail.
leads to BLESSING.
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.
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."
"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:
O: Other related scriptures,
M: Meaning of words,
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