dear all -
well, am over my stomach flu, (you know, the kind where you first wish you would die, then you think maybe you won't die, and then by the third day you are sore, but glad you didn't die) but i still can't see worth a darn, as my new glasses have failed to appear in my mail box. (at least, i don't think they are there.) anyWHO, i am not even reading my daily Bible verses, just listening to them, so of course any research is 'toadly' out of the question. but i will be back soon, coughing and sneezing all the way, but at least able to see properly to type. so glad to see out little discussion has continued, even without me.
dear clara -
i have read all
or at least parts of the following translations/transliterations of the Bible, yet return to the KJV for my spiritual food:
Douay (which was where i first read the Apocrypha)
The Living Bible
New American Standard Bible
The Jesusalem Bible (which I really like)
and of course i continue to read many scholars Bible commentary, the likes of Matthew Henry, Scofield, Wesley, and others, not necessarily to agree with all of them, but so as i know better what i believe and why i believe.
i am just so very sad that it only took only two readings of anyone's scriptures that turned you ever from all of them, and sadder still sometimes it only takes the reading of ONE.
our pastor was sharing with us, just last week that he visited some folks who came to our services, then stopped. they said the reason that they wouldn't be returning was that he was just too confrontational. and he told us that he was sorry, but he was only repeating what the Bible said. and a lot of folks, especially today, don't like it when the pulpit says that we are all a bunch of sinners doomed to hell unless we do somethign about it. what they want to hear is hug puppy dogs and smell the roses and we will all go to heaven.
PS: BTW i do not agree with all this "celebrating" of Osama Bin Laden's death, for as Proverbs 24:16-18 has said, to not gloat/rejoice the defeat of a foe, lest the Lord God turn His wrath from him. what has been done, has been done to destroy the evil that is among us. the rest is up to God.