Sunday, February 11, 2018

New Twist

For God so loved the world that He gave His only be-
gotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should 
not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16

Reader, this was one of the first verses that I memor-
ized and is perhaps one of the best known verses in
the Bible. But recently we bought another New Testa-
ment that has translated each verse using the exact
Greek. It took 22 scholars 20 years to get to the point
of publication. Below I have jotted down the message
given in Greek for John 3:16.  I was shocked at what
I read:

Because, God has Loved in such a manner Satan's
world, so that He Gave His Son, the Only Begotten
Risen Christ, in order that whoever is Continuously
by his choice Committing for the Result and Pur-
pose of Him, should not perish, but definitely should 
by his choice, be continuously Having Eternal Life.
(Committing means in the Greek, putting your entire
being under the orders of another.)

Continuously by Choice, committing...for the purpose
of Him? Should not perish? By choice be continuously
having Eternal Life?

So, I would add to the verse at the top--Whosoever
continuously believes by choice should not perish
but have--now--eternal life.

There is only One who is Eternal and that is Jesus--He
has no beginning and no ending. When we by choice
ask Him to dwell within us we are put into Him who is
eternal and so we have now eternal life.
Us in Christ;
Christ in us.

As I study the verse from The Pure Word Bible I realize
that faith, trust and action are ongoing for the one who
believes, truly believes that Jesus is the Way, the Truth
and the Life. A Life of faith is an active life.

The Website for The Pure Word

A funny thing happened with Friday's post. The word
'slavery' appeared in the title. So far I have had 107 hits
from the Russian Web Crawlers. Sad to say that the
crawlers do not read the text.

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