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Christian Education

by Dr. E. Claude Gardner Education coupled with Bible teaching has been vital to the success of all efforts to truly get back to the Bible. Col. 1:18 -- “Christ is the Head of the body, the people called out by God. Christ is the Beginning, the Source―the first one to rise from death so that he could be first in everything.” (quoted from the International English Bible) Luke 2:52 -- “Jesus grew taller and continued to learn more and more. People liked him, and he pleased God.” (from the IEB) It is reasonable and right to call…

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An Old Testament Restoration

by George E. Goldman The concept of restoration is not new. The theme is a familiar one, but it is proper to be constantly reminded of its Biblical basis. The theme of restoration is contained in both the Old Testament and the New Testament. It is a valid principle because it is taught throughout God's Word. The restoration of man is an all-important, Biblical subject. The Restoration Principle from the Days of Adam and Eve Before sin entered the world, Adam and Eve needed no restoration. They were living in harmony with God's will. They were in a…

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Do You Believe The Bible?

by Farrell Nicholson The question “Do you believe the Bible?” — though not uttered explicitly in Scripture — is certainly not without Scriptural precedent. Paul turned the tables on his interrogators by asking Herod Agrippa II, “King Agrippa, do you believe the prophets? I know that you do believe.” (Acts 26:27, NKJV). In other words, did the temporal king of the Jewish state believe the Old Testament prophecies about Jesus the Messiah? Or conversely, we can hear this question in its declarative sense within Paul’s rebuke to the Jews of Pisidian Antioch: “Brothers, you must understand what we…

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The Gospel Is Relevant

by Malcolm L. Hill We hear much these days about the relevancy of preaching or the relevancy of the gospel. Just what does the word “relevant” mean? Webster says, "Having something to do with the case being considered; pertinent." Thus, when we talk about the relevancy of the gospel we are saying that the gospel has something to say to humanity now; that the gospel is pertinent as to the condition or state that man finds himself in today. We are saying that the gospel is not out-of-date but has a message for mankind in the 21st century.…

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We Must Not Give In To Prevailing Popular Opinion

by Dr. Stanley L. Morris The sacred words from God which are recorded in the Bible must be dealt with in a very special way. No attempt should be made to be “politically correct.” Church politics or the undue influence of money cannot be allowed to hold sway. In translating the Holy Bible, we must not yield to man-made “theological slants” or other dubious human opinions. Regardless of the consequences, denominational doctrinal bias must not be permitted to change God’s Word (Rev. 22:18-19) or obscure the original historical meaning. As much as is humanly possible, The International English™…

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Language For The Common People

by Dr. Stanley L. Morris In creating the International English™ Bible, it was very important to maintain good writing standards. However, simultaneously, our new translation needed to communicate effectively to a general audience in everyday language (being careful not to stoop to the use of slang). The IEB would need to feel comfortable to most people but not be too colloquial in its style. We desired to employ a popular vernacular that would reach several levels of society, whether the reader was a college professor or a high school drop-out. We had to avoid two principal extremes: 1.…

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Being Faithful To The Original Wording

by Dr. Stanley L. Morris We must always be true to the original text. This means that we must faithfully restore every authentic detail of what was there in the first place. Even though proper “reconstruction” work is always very tedious work, it was the only way to go with The International English™ Bible (IEB). Here is a famous statement written many years ago by Robert Chapman: "This Book (the Holy Bible) contains the mind of God, the state of man, the way of salvation, the doom of sinners, and the happiness of believers. Its doctrines are holy,…

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IEB Magazine Reviews

Magazine Articles and Reviews About the International English™ Bible. • 'Dialogue' from The Christian Chronicle: A lifelong love of Greek, Hebrew and the Word of God helped 74-year-old Stanley Morris complete his magnum opus — a new translation of the Bible. The International English Bible, or IEB, offers the entire text at a fourth grade reading level, complete with 18,000 notes, an introduction to each book and 61 colorful charts, maps and detailed satellite images of the lands mentioned in Scripture.

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The Word Of God

by Dr. Stanley L. Morris What is the Bible, and what makes it so “Holy”? The word “Bible” is from a Greek word (biblos) which means “book” or “scroll”. The Bible is holy because it comes directly from Almighty God. It’s inspired (or “God-breathed”, 2 Tim. 3:16-17). It is like a huge text-message from God. We should never ignore His “e-mail” from heaven! The Bible is the infallible, written record of God’s will. God communicates to all mankind through the Bible. From the very beginning (see Gen. 3:15), it shows how God intended to redeem all of us…

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The Inspired Word Of God

by Thomas F. Eaves "I believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God" sounds like a statement a New Testament Christian would make, or one which would come from a Bible-believing individual. Before we can really understand what the spokesman intends we must know what he means by the word “inspired”. The theories of inspiration are numerous. As Dr. Lemoine Lewis stated: "Theories of inspiration are legion. The watch-words of some are natural inspiration, degrees of inspiration, partial inspiration, inspired concepts, universal Christian inspiration, verbal `dictation', verbal inspiration, plenary inspiration, etc." Some hold that the Bible…

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The Inspiration Of The Bible

by B. C. Goodpasture The Bible is here. No one can doubt that it exists. How did it come into existence? Is it wholly the work of man? Or, wholly the work of God? Or, is it a product of the cooperative work of man and God? It is not wholly the work of man. He could not have produced it if he would. Its contents are beyond the reach of human authorship. He would not have written it if he could. It condemns too many things which men by nature hold dear. It did not come, like…

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Standing for Truth

Johnny Ramsey Idealists are rare these days. Everything is supposed to be relative and not absolute. The humanists are absolutely positive about their relativity! But the clarion call of truth still demands that we take a definite stand for truth. The only way we can be free is through the liberty that Christ provides in the standard of truth (John 8:32-36). The Word of God has always been precious (1 Sam. 3:1). No man can really be wise if he has a disdain for Scripture (Jer. 8:9). The words of eternal life flow from Jesus (John 6:68) and…

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