Only the Only Version?

The KJO conflict also reminded me of this conflict among the disciples of Christ.

Mark 10:35–45

 

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35 And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, come unto him, saying, Master, we would that thou shouldest do for us whatsoever we shall desire. 36 And he said unto them, What would ye that I should do for you? 37 They said unto him, Grant unto us that we may sit, one on thy right hand, and the other on thy left hand, in thy glory. 38 But Jesus said unto them, Ye know not what ye ask: can ye drink of the cup that I drink of? and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? 39 And they said unto him, We can. And Jesus said unto them, Ye shall indeed drink of the cup that I drink of; and with the baptism that I am baptized withal shall ye be baptized: 40 But to sit on my right hand and on my left hand is not mine to give; but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared. 41 And when the ten heard it, they began to be much displeased with James and John. 42 But Jesus called them to him, and saith unto them, Ye know that they which are accounted to rule over the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and their great ones exercise authority upon them. 43 But so shall it not be among you: but whosoever will be great among you, shall be your minister: 44 And whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all. 45 For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.

 

 

 

  335 James and John, the two sons of Zebedee, *came up to Jesus, saying, “Teacher, we want You to do for us whatever we ask of You.” 36And He said to them, “What do you want Me to do for  you?”  37  They said to Him, “Grant that we may sit, one on Your right and one on Your left, in Your glory.” 38 But Jesus said to them, “You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, or to be baptized with the baptism with which I am baptized?” 39 They said to Him, “We are able.” And Jesus said to them, “The cup that I drink you shall drink; and you shall be baptized with the baptism with which I am baptized.  40 “But to sit on My right or on My left, this is not Mine to give; but it is for those for whom it has been prepared.”

  41  Hearing this, the ten began to feel indignant with James and John. 42 Calling them to Himself, Jesus *said to them, “You know that those who are recognized as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them; and their great men exercise authority over them. 43  “But it is not this way among you, but whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant;  44  and whoever wishes to be first among you shall be slave of all. 45  “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.”

 

 

 The Request of James and John

35 And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came up to him and said to him, “Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you.” 36 And he said to them, “What do you want me to do for you?” 37 And they said to him, “Grant us to sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your glory.” 38 Jesus said to them, “You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, or to be baptized with the baptism with which I am baptized?” 39 And they said to him, “We are able.” And Jesus said to them, “The cup that I drink you will drink, and with the baptism with which I am baptized, you will be baptized, 40 but to sit at my right hand or at my left is not mine to grant, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared.” 41 And when the ten heard it, they began to be indignant at James and John. 42 And Jesus called them to him and said to them, “You know that those who are considered rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. 43 But it shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, 44 and whoever would be first among you must be slave of all. 45 For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

 

The Request of James and John

      35 Then James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came to him. “Teacher,” they said, “we want you to do for us whatever we ask.”

36 “What do you want me to do for you?” he asked.

37 They replied, “Let one of us sit at your right and the other at your left in your glory.”

38 “You don’t know what you are asking,” Jesus said. “Can you drink the cup I drink or be baptized with the baptism I am baptized with?”

39 “We can,” they answered.

Jesus said to them, “You will drink the cup I drink and be baptized with the baptism I am baptized with, 40 but to sit at my right or left is not for me to grant. These places belong to those for whom they have been prepared.”

41 When the ten heard about this, they became indignant with James and John. 42 Jesus called them together and said, “You know that those who are regarded as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. 43 Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, 44 and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all. 45 For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

 

 

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KJV Only . . .

If you are a KJV only person, I respect you, I just hope you respect me too if I am not. I have come across multiple articles, FB feeds, Blogs on the debate “Which is the Best Bible Version . . .” which brought me to think of the following verse. Let’s celebrate what we have in common . . .a faith and love in the Lord our God! God Bless.

Luke 6:37–42

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37 Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven: 38 Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again. 39 And he spake a parable unto them, Can the blind lead the blind? shall they not both fall into the ditch? 40 The disciple is not above his master: but every one that is perfect shall be as his master. 41 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but perceivest not the beam that is in thine own eye? 42 Either how canst thou say to thy brother, Brother, let me pull out the mote that is in thine eye, when thou thyself beholdest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to pull out the mote that is in thy brother’s eye.

 

 

 

37“Do not judge, and you will not be judged; and do not condemn, and you will not be condemned; pardon, and you will be pardoned.

38“Give, and it will be given to you. They will pour into your lap a good measure—pressed down, shaken together, and running over. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return.”

39And He also spoke a parable to them: “A blind man cannot guide a blind man, can he? Will they not both fall into a pit?

40“A pupil is not above his teacher; but everyone, after he has been fully trained, will be like his teacher.

41“Why do you look at the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye?

42“Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Brother, let me take out the speck that is in your eye,’ when you yourself do not see the log that is in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take out the speck that is in your brother’s eye.

 

Judging Others

37 “Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven; 38 give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.”

39 He also told them a parable: “Can a blind man lead a blind man? Will they not both fall into a pit? 40 A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone when he is fully trained will be like his teacher. 41 Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? 42 How can you say to your brother, ‘Brother, let me take out the speck that is in your eye,’ when you yourself do not see the log that is in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take out the speck that is in your brother’s eye.

 

Judging Others
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“Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. 38 Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”

39 He also told them this parable: “Can the blind lead the blind? Will they not both fall into a pit? 40 The student is not above the teacher, but everyone who is fully trained will be like their teacher.

41 “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? 42 How can you say to your brother, ‘Brother, let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when you yourself fail to see the plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.

 

 

History of the Bible . . .and future

Happen to come across this video, I’ve been watching a few lately, got me hooked. What is exciting, is this group has taken on the task of translating the Bible into the languages where there is not currently a Bible translation.

It shows a history of how the Bible go to where it is today, then they talk about their achievements. Take a look, it’s exciting to see what they have done and are doing.

Meeting the Enemy . . .

Here is another video I happen to come across. I don’t know why I chose to listen, but I did. At the beginning, I was not impressed but watched it to the end and at the end, the story became relevant. I believe she defines the problem, not directly to the subject, but the problem we have as a nation at our top political levels. We listen to respond, we listen to support our own bias, we change the tone to fit our agenda.

I hope you’ll listen to this 10 minute talk and share with others, maybe if we listen, we will listen and by doing so, have greater understanding, empathy and grace.

God Bless.

The Atheist Delusion Movie

I was amazingly moved by this “video/movie”. Whether you are a new Christian, a long standing Christian, watch this movie, watch it with your kids. This is how I want to be, this is how strong we as Christians I believe should be. It’s about an hour, but you don’t have to watch it all at once, but plan the time to do so if you get absorbed in the beauty as I did. God Bless.


Does sin Burn?

Think of this . . .When Jesus sat with the sinners, Jesus did not sin, the sinners became clean, they were no longer immersed in their sin but moved toward the light.  However, we are told, you and me, should stay away from the sinners for we may become like them.  We are not to be of this world is our mantra.

This came to mind in view of the current drama raised by one of the top pop musical Christian artists Lauren Daigle performing on the Ellen DeGeneres show, claiming not to know whether homosexuality is a sin or not.  In an AMA interview not once did she profess her faith in Christ or how God influences her in her life and finally, on her website, there is no mention of God and in all her clothing she has for sale, none of it has the word of God nor Jesus.  Combining all these together there is a wave of criticism of her being a “true Christian”. 

I am disappointed, but I am not willing to berate her; because it is a perfect example of how the secular world will and can swallow a Christian when they enter it.  I believe, they believe, they can enter the secular world and remain themselves, yet slowly and gradually, the give up parts of themselves to be accepted by the secular world and before they know it, have become a part of it, and many times, all the while still claiming to be a Christian, although they have not been one for a long time.

Why do people voluntarily give up our faith?  Firstly, I don’t think they do at first in their heart, the simple say these things to gain further acceptance into the secular world but get converted over time and end up living a secular life rather than a Christian life.

Here is how you know if you are a Christian or not.  I take this from Dr. Jordan Peterson. He was asked whether he was a Christian, he said I live (behave) as I am.  Thus, if you live like a Christian regardless of your claim to be an Atheist, Agnostic or a Christian, it is how you live which identifies you.  Remember, God judges the heart.

Does sin burn, not if God is with you.  Remember, God never leaves you, it is us who leaves him. 

God Bless,