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This review is from: The Queen James Bible (Paperback)
I like buying books, the main reason why I buy them, cause I like to read them, in this case at first I was thinking to buy this book just for fun and put it on the shelf where all my other Bibles are. But then realized $35 for a wooden trophy which never will be opened is way too much :)
To be honest I don't see what audience this book is targeting. I even see gay people don't like it. If you are Christian and you are serious about God, looking for His wisdom, His Will and His True Word for you (no matter you gay or straight) and you have doubts about some verses that you think are not right, open up original language (Greek for New Testament, Hebrews/Aramaic for Old Testament) find that passages and study their meaning in the context, word by word (there are so many tools to do so even if you do not know original language) and you will have much bigger chances to know the legit true meaning of particular verse/s.
To me it's so funny to read in the description of this book "Homosexuality was first mentioned in the Bible in 1946, in the Revised Standard Version. There is no mention of or reference to homosexuality in any Bible prior to this - only interpretations have been made." Of course King James can't use this word because this word simply didn't exist in English language that time, up until 20 century. They used another words for that, the one in particular: "sodomites". So in the: 1 Timothy 1:9-10 "knowing this: that the law is not made for a righteous person, but for the lawless and insubordinate, for the ungodly and for sinners, for the unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, for fornicators, for sodomites, for kidnappers, for liars, for perjurers, and if there is any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine" so in original Greek translation of this verses it is used αρσενοκοιται instead of word sodomites, which means "man that is looking for sexual relationship with another man" bible is very clear on the subject of homosexuality and it calls it SIN among all other sins like murders, liars, etc. Thank God because of God's grace we live in the time of the New Testament where we are not been put to death by been caught in sinning but He gives us a chance to repent and live new life.
Bottom line: I think this is not more then just another provocation book, which has nothing to do with real Christianity and real Bible.
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Initial post: Dec 21, 2012, 8:18:44 PM PST
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012, 11:43:49 PM PST
Just another guy says:
Michiganman, thank you for your compliment :) and your honesty. I respect your opinion. Now, not that I want to compare myself with the ppl who translates for living, I am probably far away from that level, but just a little bit of information about myself will bring some lights here, I speak and read in 4 languages and hold biblical degree, ministering in the evangelical Church for many years (not directly related by I also hold masters degree in computer science, and work as a software developer for the past 15 years, these skills help me, sometimes, with the internet and the tools :) ), and yes I can open original Greek translation and read it, Christianity is my life and Bible is not just an ancient text, so I know exactly what I am talking about, I am not only seriously study Bible, I live by it. And for me it's really sad to see that bunch of unknown kids in 2012 came up with the Queen James book, claimed it be another Bible's translation, tailoring it for gay people, probably expecting only gay ppl can chose to read it. It's even funny, in a sense :) i mean just look at the name Queen James, they should have good sense of humor to call it so :) But seriously, question, why gays need their own bible translation? What makes them that special? Are gays speak any dialects that straight don't understand? Now some people might feel like they need Straight King James version of the Bible for all straight people. Let's go an publish it. Absolute nonsense. Guys it's Bible, Holy Word of God, you can't mess with it. The topic of homosexuality goes way beyond of just 2 or 3 passages taken form the Bible's context, you should know God's nature, his plan for humanity, to properly unveil the question, I suggest to listen to real stories of ex-gay ppl http://exodusinternational.org/ those are real people, choose to be out and happy now straight with families and their own children.
Talking about specifically passage 1 Timothy 1:9-10 or anywhere where word homosexuality mentioned you don't have to be scholar, you can read Greek text with the help of vocabulary, just google αρσενοκ
Posted on Dec 22, 2012, 12:38:34 PM PST
very good. your are right and speaking the truth.
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 22, 2012, 12:43:24 PM PST
it is very easy to do word study in these languages. get yourself a dictionary and a strong's concordance. you can also get a free software that is out right now that is very good and will do the translations for you. you can do it if you really want to as the information is out there and it's not hard. you can also get the prophecy in the news magazine which is amazing - it will practically make you a theologian in no time. they are greek and hebrew scholars who write the magazine and do ALOT of study in this area that makes it very easy to read and understand. it's like taking a college course - really really good stuff and solid bible doctrine based on King James bible - if you love the Word of God, you will LOVE IT.
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 22, 2012, 7:28:53 PM PST
Just another guy says:
the crazy betty, totally agree!
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 2, 2013, 8:19:25 AM PST
yep, and you're just another guy. or so you say.
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