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Jehovah’s Witnesses – What about Acts 8:37?

author Posted by: Mike on date Mar 19th, 2017 | filed Filed under: Bible Versions, Jesus, Witnessing

missingThere is a verse (among several) that is missing from the New World Translation that is vital for people in the Jehovah’s Witnesses to consider.  That verse is Acts 8:37.

The reason this verse is so important is that it speaks to Jesus being God, something that the Jehovah’s Witnesses deny. From the Jehovah’s Witnesses website:

However, we take Jesus at his word when he said: “The Father is greater than I am.” (John 14:28) So we do not worship Jesus, as we do not believe that he is Almighty God.

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Growing Up on Bad Spiritual Food

author Posted by: Mike on date May 16th, 2014 | filed Filed under: Bible Versions

I was reading Pilgrim’s Progress today and a thought came to me. I was saved through reading a Revised Standard Version (RSV) Bible that was given to me at confirmation when I was 14 years old. The words of Jesus spoke truth to me. I have come to know that the RSV is not a reliable Bible version. So what, or who, was it that spoke truth to me?

No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.  — John 6:44 (KJV)

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How to Read Your Bible

author Posted by: Mike on date Feb 9th, 2014 | filed Filed under: Bible Study, Bible Versions

The most important daily discipline for a Christian is that they read their Bible. It is also the most important thing to do for someone seeking the truth. If you think about it, the Bible contains the very words of God for man.

All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works. — II Timothy 4:16-17 (KJV)

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For We Are Not as Many

author Posted by: Mike on date Apr 18th, 2011 | filed Filed under: Bible Versions

I read an article, on John McTernan’s blog, the other day about the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible.  The article was not about 2 Corinthians 2:17, but rather about Revelation 13:1. As we discussed the article as a family, we wondered how the new versions rendered 2 Corinthians 2:17.

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King James vs. NIV? – Precept upon Precept vs. Do and Do

author Posted by: Mike on date Feb 20th, 2010 | filed Filed under: Bible Versions

My wife and I were discussing Isaiah 28:9-10 this morning. This is a verse about teaching your children about God. It is in the context of fallen Ephraim.  (Ephraim had strayed from their former glory. Ephraim had fallen because both the people and the priests were drunkards.) Could it be they had forgotten to teach their children God’s truth?

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Filthy Rags

author Posted by: Mike on date Feb 7th, 2010 | filed Filed under: Bible Versions, Faith

I was remembering a church service from several years ago.  Something happened in that service that proved to me the importance of having the pure word of God. It was near the beginning of worship when a man stood up and read the following verse from his Bible. Read more »