The Solid Rock of Jesus Christ

Here’s one of my favorite memory verses: “Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all men generously without reproach, and it will be given to him.” –James 1:2-5 We can depend on the solid Rock of Jesus Christ and whatever storms we encounter in life, whenever we get knocked down, Jesus is there to … Continue reading

Which Bible Translation Is Right?

Which Bible translation is correct? Friends, family and those I teach have asked this question. Short answer? It depends. My background as a Korean Linguist in the 1970’s, years of work with Strong’s Concordance of Hebrew and Greek, and other sources lead me to conclude: choose a translation based on your purpose. For systematic, word-for-word translation, the best translations I have found are the New American Standard Bible and the King James Bible. For translations that work more with the meaning, try the New International Version or the Amplified Bible. There are many other versions that the Holy Spirit may … Continue reading