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  • Eugene Adkins 12:51 pm on 2016-08-18 Permalink | Reply
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    A commentary that eerily sounds like Genesis 3:4 

    Someone recently gave me a copy of “The Ryrie Study Bible” published by Moody Press (last copyrighted in 1978). Based on the New American Standard translation (last copyrighted in 1977), this study Bible contains a “Gospel Harmony” section, a topical index, multiple maps, multiple time-lines, numerous chain-reference scriptures, a table for weights, measure and coins, a breakdown of Jesus’ parables, a schedule to read the Bible in a year, ample space for marginal notes and a footnote commentary provided by Charles Caldwell Ryrie, Th.D., Ph.D..

    Despite all of the “extras” that came with this copy of the Bible, I took the book for one specific reason – I did not have a hard-copy of a NAS Bible. So I took the book and started reading.

    Now, whenever I check out a translation for the first time, I have a few “go-to” scriptures in the Old and New Testament that I read in order to get a basic understanding of the original translator’s goal, namely: were they attempting to make a beneficial word-for-word translation for the reader, or were they inserting their own theological point-of-view by making a word-for-thought translation to influence the reader. (More …)

    • John Henson 2:05 pm on 2016-08-18 Permalink | Reply

      The Ryrie Bible is famous for this. But we understand commentary footnotes really have nothing to do with the quality of the translation. Footnotes are not inspired. The NASB has its shortcomings, but in my opinion, it is a reliable translation.

      • Eugene Adkins 6:30 am on 2016-08-19 Permalink | Reply

        You’re right on the translation vs commentary, but that particular piece of opinion is just as bold as placing a “not” to cancel out “grace” in Eph. 2:5 (…by grace you have not been saved), or a “not” to cancel out “hope” in Rom. 8:24 (…for in hope we have not been saved…). It’s sad to know that so many people are convinced that “faith alone” saves that wouldn’t dare use a “not” to cancel out grace or hope, but they have no problem doing the exact same thing to baptism.

    • Someone Else 8:44 am on 2016-08-19 Permalink | Reply

      As Someone said…You’ll find a lot or errors being found in the ‘commentary, i.e. footnotes. But there is also some good information there. and a lot of useless words strung together. A lot like many of the commentaries you read written by so called bible scholars.

  • TFRStaff 7:37 pm on 2016-05-27 Permalink | Reply
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    Public Discussion on Water Baptism – May 27 & 28, 2016 

    This advertisement is via an email announcement being made by the Southwest church of Christ in Austin, TX:

    On Friday and Saturday night, Jack Honeycutt of the Willette church of Christ will be discussing the essentiality of baptism for the remission of sins with Michael Brawner, a Missionary Baptist Preacher. Jack will affirm the proposition, “The Scriptures teach, ‘a person must be baptized in water as a requirement for salvation.'” Michael Brawner will affirm the proposition, “The Scriptures teach, ‘a person’s last requirement for soul salvation is faith only in Jesus Christ, coming from the heart.'”

    GBN will broadcast the event live, with pre-event coverage beginning at 5:30pm CDT each evening. Mike Hixson and Bart Warren will host GBN’s coverage of the event. The event can be viewed on our GBN cable stations, as well as on our website.

    Recently, Jack Honeycutt was in the studio and talked about some of the events leading up to the public discussion.The recording of this interview is available also by clicking here.

    • Chris Barrett 10:46 am on 2016-06-08 Permalink | Reply

      Is there a way to get a copy of debate. A link or anything to watch. Thanks.

      • Eugene Adkins 5:57 am on 2016-06-09 Permalink | Reply

        Hey Chris,

        Here’s a YouTube link to the video from the first night. You should find the second night’s video in the suggestions on the same page. As far as getting a copy of it, you may want to email GBN. Just follow the link to the GBN site that was provided in the post.

  • TFRStaff 2:18 pm on 2015-08-16 Permalink | Reply
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    August 2015 Issue of Christian Worker (Foundational Principles) 

    Here’s a link to the latest PDF issue of the Christian Worker.

    Here are the topics that you will find:

    • Jesus, Our Saviour (Cody Westbrook)
    • Hear Sam (Willcut)
    • Believe (Mike Vestal)
    • Repent (Mike Bonner)
    • Confession of Faith (Jerrod “Boogie” Doss)
    • Baptism (Robert Jefferies)
    • Living a Faithful, Growing, Godly Life (Rob L. Whitacre)

    Christian Worker is an edification effort of the Southwest church of Christ in Austin, Texas.

    You can subscribe to the email version of the Christian Worker paper by clicking on the publications link on their website and then following the given instructions…or by clicking on the link provided here in The Fellowship Room under the “Friends” category to your right.

    Copyright © 2015 Southwest church of Christ, All rights reserved.

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