How The Bible Should Be Translated Today

By Dr. Stanley L. Morris The Bible is the message of God. It is the inspired, infallible, written record of God’s will. Through the Bible, God speaks to mankind. In order for all people to easily understand what God wants, it is extremely important that the Holy Scriptures be accurately translated into contemporary language. The New Testament was originally written in the Greek language. It is noteworthy that it was written in Koine (common) Greek — an everyday type of language which was used by almost everyone in conversation and commerce throughout the Roman Empire. Today the widespread…

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Interview With The Author Of A New Bible Version

by Rich Brown In Stanley Morris’ view, the Bible is not communicating with many people in church pews these days, and he wants to change that. His method has been to translate this best-selling book of all time into the simplest possible format to accommodate as low as fourth-grade reading levels. The result is the International English™ Bible that Morris has spent half of his 74 years of life completing. He will talk about the book at First United Methodist Church’s 55+ Lunch Bunch meeting Tuesday. Morris was invited to speak to the group by his longtime friend…

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How Followers Of Christ Are Made

by Linda Claassen Mitchell April 6, 2015 I left off on Saturday with: Matthew 28:18-20 (IEB) After Jesus rose from death he met with the 11 followers in Galilee and said "All authority in heaven and earth has been given to me. Therefore, after you've gone out, make followers for me from every ethnic group. Immerse them by the authority of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Teach them to obey everything I commanded you. Remember, I will always be with you -- even until the end of time." I'm looking at the scriptures that tell…

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To Each One He Has Given Eternal Life

by Linda Claassen Mitchell April 3, 2015 Today I am continuing to follow the Footnotes for the story of Joseph being told by the angel to take Mary and the infant Jesus to Egypt. I left off yesterday in the Footnotes for; Isaiah 49:3 (IEB): "The Always-Present One told me: 'Oh Israel, you are My Servant.(b) I will show My glory through you'!"(c) Following the footnotes for Isaiah 49:3: (b) continued: And, Christ is the Head of the body, the ekklesia, Ephesians 1:22-23 (IEB): "God put everything under Christ's feet. God appointed him to be the Head over…

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Faith In Jesus As Messiah

by Linda Claassen Mitchell Faith in Jesus as the Messiah is secure and reasonable - Day 1 Today I am looking at Hebrews 1:1-5 using the IEB Study Bible, following the footnotes as I go. The Introduction indicates this letter was written to the Jewish believers to reassure them that their faith in Jesus as Messiah was secure and reasonable. Hebrews 1:1-2 (IEB): "Long ago, God used the prophets to speak to our ancestors many times and in many ways. But during these last times, God used His Son to speak to us. God appointed him to inherit…

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