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Friday, March 4, 2016

One Sample of the Power of BibleWorks

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This is a sample of what BibleWorks can do. However, I am relying on another site until the program arrives.

When someone searches for a Biblical text on the Net, Bible Gateway usually comes up. The website is hosted by the New NIV - not exactly an honest outfit. For a long time they showed the old NIV as NIV84, so someone could look up passages in the old and the New NIV. But guess what, sports fans - the old NIV no longer exists, and publishers cannot use it.



When someone looks up a passage in the NIV, it is only the New NIV, a paraphrase so faulty that the Southern Babtists voted not to allow it in their bookstores. Southern Babtists do shunning a lot better than WELS and Missouri. WELS has made the New NIV official without quite saying it. Missouri considers translations a matter of indifference, an adiaphoron. But you better use the right brand of incense, the best shampoo and conditioner, the finest robes.

Tis funny how the NIV always fails to get the important passages right. The other paraphrases toddle along behind the NIV, which is doubtless the modern best seller, helped immensely by the LCMS and WELS.

By Faith of Jesus Christ - Three Instances Erased from the Nida Modern Bibles

People may argue with this thesis, but I am quite certain that the KJV and KJV21 readings of Romans 3:22 and Galatians 2:16 are much more precise than the modern Nida versions (dynamic equivalency, idiomatic, surfer dudish).

Paul did not leave his argumentation up in the air, without support, as the UOJ Stormtroopers do. Justification begins with the faith of Jesus Christ. This eliminates the Decision Theology that plagues the Babtists and the UOJists - either making a decision for Christ, or making a decision for world absolution without the Word or faith.

Jesus became the righteousness of God by His faith in His Father's will. Through that faith we have faith in Him, and receive His righteousness - not because of a decision, an intellectual conclusion, or an ounce of our merit. Romans 1:16-17 KJV

16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
The righteousness of God is revealed from the faith of Jesus, creating and nurturing our faith in Him.
Two passages show how the KJV and KJV21 teach this, while the Nida creative writing exercises obscure this central teaching.


Romans 3:22

Greek - literally  - by (through, dia) faith of Jesus Christ

22 Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference: KJV

22 even the righteousness of God, which is by faith of Jesus Christ, unto all and upon all those who believe. For there is no difference, KJV21

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22 even the righteousness of God, through faith in Jesus Christ, to all and on all[a] who believe. For there is no difference; New KJV

22 This righteousness is given through faith in[a] Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference between Jew and Gentile, New NIV 
  1. Romans 3:22 Or through the faithfulness of

22 —that is, God’s righteousness through faith in Jesus Christ,[a] to all who believe, since there is no distinction. Holman (WELS fallback position, but they are hotter than Georgia asphalt for the New NIV)
  1. Romans 3:22 Or through the faithfulness of Jesus Christ

22 the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: ESV (favorite LCMS version, the RSV of the National Council of Communist Churches, edited by a Calvinist, J. I, Packer. Missouri loves them some Calvinists, like Woods translating Knapp. Scofield Bible and CPH both use the ESV, so it must be good - right? right?)



Galatians 2:16

Greek - literally  - by (through, dia) faith of Jesus Christ

16 Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified. KJV

16 knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law; for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified. KJV21

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16 knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law but by faith in Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, that we might be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the law; for by the works of the law no flesh shall be justified. New KJV

16 know that a person is not justified by the works of the law, but by faith in Jesus Christ. So we, too, have put our faith in Christ Jesus that we may be justified by faith in[a] Christ and not by the works of the law, because by the works of the law no one will be justified. NIV and the rest
  1. Galatians 2:16 Or but through the faithfulness of … justified on the basis of the faithfulness of